Ever have a moment of “oops”? You know the moments, right? We’ve all had them:
- That moment when you realized you said the wrong name..
- That moment when you realized your ISO was set too high all day…
- That moment when you realized you forgot your battery…
- That moment when you realized you forgot your memory card…
Yes, these happen all the time – in the military they were referred to as “brain farts”. Your brain stops thinking, or thinks wrong, and it’s just embarrassing! Well, this happened to me on the photo walk last Saturday. Remember the photo walk? It was the one after I wrote a post about making a check list noting what to remember? Well, it happened anyway – I forgot my battery – left it charging in the charger in the kitchen! Well, with roughly 50 photogs around, there were enough Canon shooters, I figured I had a 50-50 shot. So, when our leader asked if there were any questions, I swallowed my pride, shamelessly raised my hand and called out:
“Any Canon 30D, 40D, or 50D shooters that have a spare battery? Mine is in the charger on the kitchen counter at home…”
Fortunately, there was someone with a spare. So, I was able to resurrect the day after all. I did have a back-up point and shoot camera, but it just wouldn’t have been the same for me – I had rented some glass for the day (a 28-135mm IS – review coming soon!), had my macro and wide angle, a monopod and all, so I was very grateful.
Well, today another “oops” moment happened – the blog post scheduled for Thursday, July 30th, not the 23rd! So, for the readers that are wondering if their feeds are broken – nope, it was my brain today. So, what was the point of all this? That we are all human, and thus, not perfect. This concept holds whether it’s a blog, a photo, or anything else you care to apply to the situation. In other words, to put things in photographic terms – you could find fault anywhere if you look hard enough for it. When looking at photos, whether it’s your work or others – don’t forget that a human being took that picture – it is that persons’ creative vision. It’s okay to critique things, but never expect perfection, because sometimes it’s the imperfections that make things so enjoyable!
Happy shooting and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for the regularly scheduled blog posting (which I actually have pushed back a few hours so the feed isn’t double whammy’d)!