Disappointment can be tough to take.
In my personal experience, the times I’ve felt most disappointed and frustrated have been when the gap between my expectation of something, and the cold harsh truthful reality of it, has been at its widest.
With this in mind, I wondered about a way to keep my expectations more realistic, and therefore reduce disappointment.
So after a bit of brainstorming, I came up with these five questions.
I invite you to ask them of yourself, and fill in the blanks, without giving it too much thought or analysis.
1. I expect to spend (blank) hours a week on photography activities.
2. On a good photowalk, I expect to take (blank) photographs.
3. Of every 100 photographs I make, I expect (blank) of them to be great, and certainly good enough to share publicly.
4. When I buy a new (to me) camera, I expect it to (blank) my photography.
5. If I used just one camera and lens for a month, I would expect it to (blank) my photography.
Once you have your blanks, I further invite you to share them in the comments section below.
I’ll add mine too.
Also, you might like to ask yourself, how realistic are these expectations?
If you were reading the answers objectively as if another photographer had shared them, what would you think about that photographer and their expectations?
Thank you in advance for taking part, I look forward to hearing your thoughts (and expectations).
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