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I feel a bit bummed out about our photo organization and my general skill at it. For organization our pictures, flickr has been working out somewhat well for the past many years, but I have an uneasy feeling storing all the metadata (tags, sets, etc) in an external service like that. And I really don't know where to start to fix it. I want my cake and to eat it too, but I don't even know where to get some cake. It feels pretty confusing.
So I start to avoid actually getting that work done and jump over to the flickr last 7 days interesting page and look at the wonderful pictures there. Then I start to feel really bummed out. The pictures are so amazing and I'm never happy with my shots. I feel better about the pictures the more I practice, but never really happy. Am I limited by my lack of post processing? Equipment? Skills in composition, lighting, layout, something else. Am I lacking of any artistic talent? All of the above? Would spending more money on gear improve anything, or just mean that I've sunk money into metal, glass and plastic that I won't be able to realize the investment of? Ahhhhgggg!!
Times like this makes me want to jump through the window. But you know... that would hurt. So I won't. And I'd be the one that would have to clean up the broken glass. So I'll solve this problem as best I can: go to sleep and go for a long walk tomorrow with my girls. It's hard to be bummed about anything when I'm out walking with my girls.Posted by jim at June 3, 2012 10:35 PM