I think that the hardest part of being a professional photographer is just letting your guard down and having fun. No police scanners, deadlines or sports assignments, just enjoying the scenery around me. I took a trip down to Capitola about a week ago and camera in hand I did my best to play the role of a tourist.
It’s harder than you think to try and play it cool. I more than once wanted to change lenses, use fill flash and look for a better background but when you out to have fun it’s better to go with one lens and wing it.
When you’re having fun autofocus and program exposure modes become your friend as I tried to just just take snapshots.
As hard as it sounds I have to learn to have more fun with the camera, less crafting a perfect image and more plain taking pictures.