Knowing When to Quit

Photo.net has published a new article in my Becoming a More Creative Photographer series. This one is—somewhat provocatively—titled Knowing When to Quit.

From the Photo.net description:

Harold Davis’ fifth Becoming a More Creative Photographer column, to help inspire us with tips and ideas on exploring the creative side of photography. This installment is on Knowing When to Quit—and stresses the importance of working an image, or a potential photo opportunity, just to the point of completion. He even covers the Five Signs it is Time to Move On.

Take a look at Installment V: Knowing When to Quit.

Here’s something to give you an idea what you can expect from the article (besides the five signs that it is time to move on):

The clichés of our society are geared to not quitting. And it is a “true fact” that successful photography requires a great deal of hard work, persistence, and just plain old ornery stubbornness. As the great photographer Edward Weston wrote in his Daybooks, “A real artist is nothing if not a workingman, and a damn hard working one.”

Photography is hard work, and a demanding craft; creative photography is also fun. If you aren’t having fun, you are probably trying too hard.

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