Am I A Stupid Or A Lazy Photographer?

I tried learning all I could about Photoshop. What I learned is that I don’t want to learn it. Too much with the curves and channels and layers and masks. For me, there’s too much to learn and I find it difficult.

Am I stupid or lazy?

Call me stupid for thinking this but, I don’t think any of us are stupid. Lazy on the the on the other hand? You bet!

I don’t think there’s  anything  wrong with lazy  if  you define lazy as  trying  to accomplish things in a convenient and  practical way.

When it  comes to Photoshop, If I wanted to truly learn it, I know I could,  but  within the context of the work that I do,  it doesn’t seem to be convenient or practical.

I’m not interested in being a Photoshop technician, I’m interested in being a photographer.

Using my thoughts on Photoshop above as an example, I would ask you to consider the way you approach your photography. In particular, whether you chose to work in an automatic exposure mode or manual exposure mode.

Within the context of this writing I would define myself as a lazy photographer who works in manual exposure mode. By working  my  camera  in manual exposure mode, my  process of  creating a  photograph becomes thoughtful and deliberate but I also want that process to be convenient and practical.

While  working your camera  in manual mode to create a thoughtful photograph may seem at first seem difficult, I think that it’s well worth the effort  to learn.

If I can do it, you can do it. I know that none of us are stupid.


Learn to work you camera in manual mode to create thoughtfully composed pictures.


2 thoughts on “Am I A Stupid Or A Lazy Photographer?”

  1. I feel this way all the time! I am far from a Photoshop master, but I truly believe you shouldn’t need Photoshop if you know how to take a picture. Sure, I use it to remove a blemish from time to time, but ultimately, if I’m doing it right, I don’t want to be spending any time in editing software.

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