Five-Hundred Word Challenge 592: Photography’s Great

So far the morning has been best described as a battlefield, but of course this would be a low cost, low stakes battlefield, as it is the battlefield of customer service in which customers receive their service and we try to get them off the phones as quickly as possible.

It doesn’t always work, but sometimes it works brilliantly. Depends on the day.

Instead of talking about all of that, I will be talking about photography. I know that I’ve talked about photography before, but I’m going to try and talk about photography in a better form than I have in the past, as it is something that I enjoy.

Photography is the process in which someone conducts the art and science of photography. It involves using equipment for photographic purposes.

Usually when someone is conducting photography, they are conducting photography in order to capture an image known as a “photo”.

When a photo is captured, then an image in the photo format is produced.

The fun thing about photography is that it opens up the ability to do photography.

On a more serious note, it helps to train your eye for details. When you do photography, you can become more aware of the space around you. It means that you notice more things and suddenly things that may not have been obvious become interesting. You see more detail. You see the world in a different way.

Tonight I will be shooting a gig. It’s the first in two months (might be more, but I can’t quite remember at the moment). What I like about gig photography is that it’s another different way of thinking. You have to be faster, and more deliberate and intentional, so generally you’re thinking in a different way. At the same time, there can be more room for error if it can be justified after the fact, and also thinking becomes kind of something you become less conscious about as you enter the zone and find yourself working hard in the moment.

It’s going to be a good challenge. It always is and that’s something I like about gig photography.

I still like the slow, methodical approach that is afforded in working in open spaces.

Well, sometimes open spaces allow that. Sometimes I find myself rushing about and moving under pressure to get to the right spot at the right time, but the right spot isn’t known until you get there. That in itself is its own challenge, but it also a wonderful one.

The great thing about photography is that you can take it almost anywhere you want to go. Obviously not everywhere as there will always be some restrictions, but there are few limits.

It is something that allows us to speak to each other through a medium that most are able to understand and that too is a beautiful thing. Even then, there are ways to communicate images so that those who cannot understand them become able to understand them.

Photography’s great.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:36:86

Faster than I thought it would be, but slower than it could’ve been.

A bit rambling, a bit loose, but otherwise I think I get a point across.

Written at work.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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