How To Take The Stress Out Of Photography

Hey everyone, Brad Moore here with a quick post. Did you miss last week’s episode of The Grid? Don’t worry, you can still watch it right here! On this episode, Matt Kloskowski was joined by both Lou Freeman and Moose Peterson where they discussed a number of ways to stop stressing over photography and enjoy it. If you’re the kind of person who worries about always getting a killer shot every time you go out? Do you think, “If I just had that one lens, I’d be able to take my photography to the next level.”? This episode might help you put things in perspective and get back to enjoying the art of photography.

  1. I only caught the tail end of this episode of the Grid, but what I saw was very informative. I’ll have to catch the beginning of it tonight.

    One can only assume that Scott is flying around the globe somewhere on vacation. Hope you’re keeping an eye on things at Kelby Media, Brad! ;-)


  2. I have to watch the taped versions, The Flounder opens on Wed at 3:30, our first day of the week.
    John, I think Scott is over settling the conflict in Russia, I say “Kelby for President”!!!

  3. Dear Matt

    This is mC and I left a comment at the Grid about you guys not practicing what you preach when it comes to gear (min 45:17).

    You know this is true but instead of admitting it, you threw a cheap shot about me, being frustrated about my photography and blaming it on the gear.

    I actually agree with you. It’s not about the gear. I have a D7000 and a kit lens and I’m fine about it. So I practice what you preach.

    By the way, here’s my portfolio: You can check it out by yourself.

    Do my photos suck? maybe they do, I don’t know but like you said, buying more equipment won’t solved it.

    I love the show Grid and all the great work you guys do at KelbyOne; everything Kelby is in my bookmark bar. I just don’t think it’s very polite to get personal, implying that I’m a frustrated individual, only because you got a less favourable comment.

    Thank You very much for your time and keep up the good work.

    Best Regards
    Miguel Cardoso (from Portugal)

    1. mC, I think you kind of started it by saying that everyone at Kelby is a great photographer cause they have all the gear they want. I’m not making excuses or taking sides but I do know that gear does not make a photographer. We recently had a guest speaker at our club (Gene Ho) and he shoots more weddings in South Carolina than anyone. He has offices in Atlanta, Charlotte and Myrtle Beach, he has about 20 photogs working for him and he shoots with 2 D300s’s. He could shoot with D4’s if he wanted but he explained that he knows the D300s inside and out and that’s why he shoots them. I think the way you asked you’re question was a little aggressive and presumptive. I am not a working pro but I feel I can shoot as good as anyone at Kelby, I think it all boils down to confidence, which by Jay Maisel’s standards comes with shooting everyday. I looked at you’re gallery and you have some great architectural photography.

      1. Sorry Kentoney but you misunderstood me or maybe I didn’t explain myself. All I’m saying is that they don’t practice what they preach when it comes to gear. They keep saying that “is not about the gear”, which I agree 100%, but then each and everyone of them have top of the line equipment. For all of those who do think that it’s all a matter of better equipment, it’s very hard to believe the opposite, specially when everybody telling them that “is not about the gear”, is holding a D4.

  4. I loved the discussion of “What ISO was that?” It reminds me of a lecture given by a famous photographer/magazine columnist about 20 years ago. He was captivating his audience with a most vivid description of a landscape shot he was taking and then this lady raises her hand and asked, “What ASA was your film?” He stops, gives her a deadly stare and in a mocking tone, says “Honey, does anal-retentive have a hyphen in the middle of it?” From then on, I never worried too much about the settings another photographer might have used, but instead enjoyed their work and thought about what their work could do to inspire me. This was a very helpful episode as I take stock of what my photography was like this past year and what I can try to do the next 12 months to (hopefully) make it better.

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