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Disciplined Photographer

Updated: Jan 21


I have this saying that I share with others all the time. If you have self discipline, It can make just an average person look talented.


There are so many people that have a dream to be a photographer. There are so many people who buy a camera but never use it. There are so many people who go out and buy the best camera money can buy but never take the time to learn how to use it.


We are all busy. I am too. I have a full time job. I am a husband and a father. I have to take care of a house, part of a community and an extended family. There is very little time to spend it on photography.


The way to move from a dream to reality is self discipline. I call it the fifteen Minute factor. It is a principle that works in every field of life. The principle works like this. Set aside fifteen minutes a day to work on your photography. It is not much but if you are self disciplined, over a week it turns into an hour. Over a few months it turns turns into days and so on.


If you need to learn the camera spend your reading and practice your settings. If you are after photos leave for work early and take pictures on the way. If you are at a family gathering, visit with everyone but then get them to go out in nature with you. Over time you will start to get a lot of photos over time.


Once you start to do that you photography will naturally start to improve. You will learn new things with every photos shoot. What you will find is that if you are self discipled with fifteen minutes it may grow into a way of life in which you commit way more then just fifteen minutes a day to. You will be a photographer.


You will find that with self discipline, even an average person can look talented. Thanks for sparing fifteen minutes and as always thanks for the peruse.


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