Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1188: More Rambling on Photography

What time is it? It’s time to write.

Sometimes I wonder if perhaps I overextend my reach, but this is in reference to my work as a photographer, but then again perhaps that is a silly thing to wonder as I barely get any work. As such, I should be wondering if I am under-extending, but that is neither here nor there. I just want to write about photography, or something.

I want to write about the art of photography. That’s the best way I can put it, I guess.

There’s a lot that we can see through a lens. There’s a lot that we can capture and there’s a way of… seeing things when we look through a lens. There’s a lot that we can do to tell a story and there’s a lot we can do to capture history.

Anyway, today I am not overreaching with the photography. I’m off to an event, offered to shoot it, no response. That’s fine. It means I get to relax a bit more and, to be honest, I want to relax. I’m at a point where I’m strongly considering seeing the camera gear. I enjoy it up to a point but the need for money is more important than the desire to take photos. Of course I will likely not sell the gear, but it’s possible that I will.

I’m wondering if getting the camera gear was the right thing to do in the first place, but of course it was as I’ve had a mostly fulfilling time of trying to get better at photography and seldom being satisfied with my work. I wonder if selling the gear would help me out more than holding onto it and trying to get more money coming in. I don’t know; it’s a tough time and there’s a lot I’m probably going to start getting rid of. As much as photography is something worth pursuing, is there a point when it could mean you fall further into debt you cannot handle?

I believe the answer is that it depends. For me it is a no, but for others they might be able to justify sticking it out. Had I more money coming in, I’d be fine. I don’t, so… yeah. But then again, maybe more money will come in and I’ll be alright. Maybe it won’t and I’ll stick it out regardless and come out on top, but sometimes it’s good to know when to stop and so that is what I’m considering.

Photography is an art worth pursuing. It is something where a lot of personal growth can come from. It opens up dialogue and conversation and networking and all that stuff, and sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time, and you get a good photo. You continue to grow and develop and stay on the path of learning and maybe it leads to something greater than you. Sometimes, however, you find that you end your journey early.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:40:76

A bit of a mess but it gets stuff across and that’s the main thing.

Written at home.

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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