Shoot more photos and talk less about it

Elvis Presley sang something that applies to my photography: “Little less conversation and little more action please”. You can listen to the song here.) While he meant that in the context of love, with me it applies to photography – what else.

I’m very good at talking about (or theorising on) how to do street photography the way I want to do it – instead of just trying to do it. Just like with almost anything you need to practise it to become master in it. By repeating something you eventually become better at it. This applies to photography as well I believe.

But isn’t making a good photography about talent and the way you interpret the world? Sure it is but you can still practise your eye and hone the way you implement your vision and opinions of the world into photographs. And by doing more (and having less conversation), you help your inspiration to come out.

You see, inspiration doesn’t just strike you like a lightning does. No, inspiration comes through the process of you trying out what works and what doesn’t in a particular scene. Through trial and error, success and failure, you will learn and entice the inspiration to come out.

Helsinki 2017

Helsinki 2017

Helsinki 2017

Helsinki 2017

Helsinki 1982 (I’m kidding, it’s from 2017)

Helsinki 2017

So, to the relief of my photography friends who have been forced to listen to what I blabber about, I will have little less conversation with them and little more photography action in the future.

You can follow the progress here on my blog and on my Instagram account.

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