We live in a culture where we expect instant results and gratification, and sometimes, that attitude can transfer to our photography workflow. That's not always a good thing, though. This great video discusses the importance of patience and curiosity as a photographer and how it can improve your images.
Coming to you from James Popsys, this excellent video discusses the virtues of patience and curiosity in photography and how they can lead to better, more unique images. I personally think that patience is especially important for anyone looking to create unique images. If you were to put 100 photographers in the same location and tell them they had 60 seconds to make an image, I would bet that you would get a lot of very similar images. It takes time to explore a scene and find the less obvious photos, but those are often the most worthwhile images, partially because they're simply those we're less used to seeing and that capture our attention by virtue of being different. It's almost a philosophy of letting the image come to you instead of trying to manufacture it, as strange as that might feel. Check out the video above for Popsys' full thoughts on the subject.