Shooting Everyday

This is something that a lot of people have problems with. They think they need to get their gear together, pack it up, head out, find something to shoot, and shoot, edit. Every Day?

Where the hell did you find the time to do that? To invest hours every day to do something like that. Unless you’re getting paid to shoot like that every day, there really isn’t going to be a “shoot every day” scenario for you.

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t shoot every day.

It took me a while to get out of my own head, and took me a while to realize. I am a photographer. Using the big guns isn’t important for every shoot, but it’s important for the important shoot. Use what you have and shoot with your phone if you need to.

I know what you’re saying, “What?! But I spent thousands on my gear!!!”. And what happens with it, you end up using it once a week to do some basic shooting or book a job or two and use it then. Your photos come out flawless and it’s beautiful. But, you realized that it’s not something you can do every single day, you have things to do, fires to put out, make food to live, clean the house, run errands… you know, live your life since you can’t afford a personal assistant and maids, (ONE DAY!!!).

So pull out your phone, chances are, you have a pretty new phone. I use a Pixel 3 XL, and before that a Pixel XL. If your phone was made in the last 3 years, you’d be surprised in what you can accomplish.

Case in point. People take pictures with their phone all the time, but when you get it in the hands of a photographer, you realize you can get a lot more mileage out of these super computers in your pocket.

Everyone that knows me, knows how my niche is Texture and Macro Fine Art Photography. It’s what you see spattered through my blog and what I have for sale on Pixieset Gallery.

So, let’s take a look at 3 photos of macro and texture photography I have done and you can tell me what platform I took it on.

Camera or Phone? Pretty in depth and detail macro shot of the foamy head of a stout.
Camera or Phone? Super fine detail of a Daisy showing the natural pattern of the flower.
Camera or Phone? A wonderful macro of a succulent that I had taken, showing all the little details and the moisture that had collected inside.

So, which ones were on my phone, which on my camera?

Give up?

All 3 of these were taken with my phone. Actually all 4… even the shot I took of the abandoned polaroid photo on the sidewalk was done with my phone.

So, shooting every day is possible, any camera in the hands of a photographer is just another tool to make great photos. So, don’t get discouraged if you don’t have your gear with you for a shot a day. Pull out that phone, and let your photographer’s eye do it’s magic and bring the ordinary to a realm of extraordinary.