Today I had planned to get up at 5am and head to the beach to photograph in the glorious pre-dawn light. But I didn’t. I slept in. Why? I’ve dreamt up a whole host of reasons.
- I’ve gotten out of the routine over the winter
- My naturopath says I need to get more sleep
- My camera batteries weren’t as charged as I like them to be
- I’m afraid of the dark
- I’d done almost no pre-production
Looks good to me! What?! No! This is not acceptable.
I had no plan and I was afraid I wouldn’t be creative enough to get the shot. Talk about pressure!
I was scared of failing. I haven’t photographed a seascape since last November because the lakes here were all frozen. So I haven’t been regularly working on my creativity in that genre in months. Don’t get me wrong, I love creating those images but I’m out of practice. I didn’t want to let myself down.
I need to just get out there and do it.