Stop Making Excuses, SHOOT!


This post is aimed more at me but I cannot help think it will apply to many more of you. About a week ago (while recovering in my sick bed) I got a call with a request to please help out by shooting some portrait images for a former colleague. We set a date for 3 March when I hoped to be well enough to not be short of breathe by picking up a camera bag. I suddenly realised after ending the call that I had not been in a studio for many months… in fact… I haven’t been shooting for myself very often. It is time to take action.

I get asked often what I have been shooting lately and I realise that I seldom pick up a camera for myself. As such, in the beginning of the year, I asked Greg about the creation of Contributor pages. See, I am hoping that I can enlist your help here. I have a personal blog but it is highly neglected so I am hoping that I can share an image with you every so often, at least once a month if not more often, for your feedback and input as I begin taking images for myself again and not shooting only when I get a chance to do a review of a new camera. At the same time, I may use reviews as a chance to shoot for myself but my idea is not to clinically review but rather shoot more meaningful images for me as I try to get back into my personal photography.

In the end, I need to put an end to my excuses of, I am too busy writing to be out shooting. So this is a little selfish but I am hoping you will help me and from time to time if I have been quiet shout out and say “Where is a new pic” and when a pic is up share your thoughts on it. Are you with me?

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Tristan - Founder

Founder of PhotoComment. In a relatively short space of time he has experienced the photography industry almost full circle. From camera repairs, to photographic retail, wholesale, marketing for one of the large camera brands, part time photographer and of course blogger there is hardly a moment when he is not eating, drinking and occasionally getting some sleep where photography is not involved.