Come one, come all, the amazing Photography made easy event is here! not.
I mean how many times have we seen something advertised as “THE EASIEST THING EVER! If you can’t do this you are a complete idiot!” And you get all jazzed about it and try that thing, and realise you are an idiot… Comon! There is a whole website devoted to Pinterest fails! It ISN’T EASY! So stop telling us it is! But why do I get suckered in so easy?
There are things that are easier than others yes. But even I am guilty of saying stuff is easy, like this recipe, and if you have been around a stove before, it is! But what if someone hasn’t been around a stove? What if they don’t know you have to cook chicken all the way through? Haha, it isn’t easy at all! It’s gonna be REALLY hard!
So WHY then does the sales pitch of “It’s gonna be easy” tempt so many of us to bite? You know what it is? We HATE the fact that someone can do something better than ourselves. Think about it! “Hey what gives you the right to tell me you are better than me?!!?” If just ANYBODY could do it, why would it be important? We ALL can breathe, yet we don’t have national breathing championships! Maybe holding our breath, but there it is, not everyone can do that.
This is why we have enacted the “Tie” system into kids sports! No we can’t possibly say one team beat another team, that would be wrong… Really? Well sorry folks but the reality is that there are MANY people that can do what you can do, and in many cases they can do it better… The truth is we are not the same. For photography made easy, look elsewhere…
WAIT KEEP READING!!! Ha, ok don’t get all depressed now, thinking you are just useless. You are not useless. But we have to come to the conclusion that, THIS IS GOING TO TAKE SOME WORK! It takes a lot of work to get better! But we are too lazy, “I want my meal in 5 mins or less! Or I’m gonna be mad!” Photography is one of the fields that I work within. If I saw photos that I can take now, 10 years ago, my mind would have blown. “HOW is that possible!?!” Would have been the question I asked. If some dude says “Oh it’s easy!” I would have been horribly disappointed when I tried and miserably failed, all because I thought it would be easy, and it wasn’t…
So do you want photography made easy? How about baking, cooking, blogging, writing, swimming…? Well it takes work! Don’t be afraid of that, THE WORK reveals to you how COMMITTED you actually are to the whole process of becoming good at something!