Seven Difficult Parts About Photography and How to Conquer Them

The thing that I have always enjoyed about photography is that it blends both artistic and technical challenges, forcing one to think on multiple levels to create successful images. This great video discusses seven of the most difficult parts of photography and what you can do to get past them.

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this excellent video discusses seven difficult aspects of photography and what you can do to overcome them. For me, the biggest roadblock has always been simply finding time to shoot. If I am going out to shoot, I want to make a day of it, spending hours finding a location in the right light, fine-tuning my composition, and trying different ways to emphasize elements of the frame before moving on. It is a very methodical, almost meditative process for me. But it's very rare that I have an entire day or even an extended afternoon to just shoot, which can make me not want to break out the camera at all. I've had to retrain myself to take that free hour here or there and learn to work with what I can find quickly and readily, and it's made a big difference in keeping me sharp and bringing home fresh files on a regular basis. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I wish these listicles would find a full 10 things to list. 7, odd number to arrive at.

I have to be honest, I watch very few of the videos posted here. I the majority are something that can be said in a few paragraphs of text or 2mins.

I rarely if ever watch these videos, mostly because the argument made is never compelling enough. What is stopping Fstoppers from providing a useful service? A COMPLETE summary of the video with all points in bullets. If I then choose to watch it's because I feel compelled to do so based on what I believe I can take away from the video. Given no information about what is being presented I skip 99.9% of the time because I assume they have nothing useful to say, or that the video will present tired old tropes. The only time I do check out a video is when it is presented by someone well known to me and respected in the industry on a topic I consider them to be an expert. This excludes most videos posted here.

Agreed - I watched this one and got nothing out of it

what's the TL;DW on this vid? can't justify 20 min to watch/listen for what I could read in 15 sec.