One of the things I most love about smartphone photography / video making is the fact that it means that I'm always ready to shoot. In the vast majority of circumstances it's possible to whip my phone out of my pocket and snap or film away.
A lot of my photos are captured this way but I usually also head on on specific photo missions at least once a week. The funny thing about photo missions is that they don't always go as planned. Assuming of course the plan is to instantly take amazing photographs.
This is where the patience kicks in and last Saturday week was a prime example of that. For the first few hours of my mission the weather turned dark grey and it started to pour rain. At one point I felt like giving up but I eventually got a break in the weather and captured what turned out to be one of the most unusual light captures I've ever shot (as above).
I was super stoked in the end and this experience reminded me of the importance of not putting pressure on oneself to take amazing photographs from the get go. More importantly, never give up, no matter how bad the weather is or how uncreative you may be feeling. The reality is that it can take 20, 30 or even 50 frames to find one decent photo.
Don't forget either that there'll always be another day but ideally just keep snapping away until you find something that you can be proud of for the day. Photography is one of those things that takes time, effort and a bit of luck and it can take time for all of these elements to come together.
As always, do feel welcome to get in touch with me directly here if you have any photography kit or workflow questions. I'll also be organising some photowalks as soon as the weather starts to warm up a bit. If you'd like to join me on one of these photowalks you can sign up here too!