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.
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