I’m not a pro photographer, I’m not a performance cyclist.
I’m guessing the likelihood is you’re not either.
Which is important for us to remember, for two main reasons –
1. It means we stop trying to compete with others.
We shouldn’t expect to make a stunningly magnificent photograph every time we release the shutter. We needn’t try to break land speed records every time we straddle a bicycle.
Instead, we can just find our own rhythms, and go at our own pace. And delight in the experience.
2. It means we don’t need to follow the latest trends and try to keep up with the latest available kit.
We don’t need to spend hours poring over the latest catalogues, forums and reviews. Then spend hundreds on gear we can’t really afford, feel intimidated by, and are terrified of damaging.
Instead we can just use whatever we already have, whether that’s a ten year old digital camera, a beaten up 35 year old bicycle, or a well loved 50 year old vintage film camera.
Do you find yourself getting caught up in competing with the performance levels of the pros, or chasing the latest gear? Why do you think this is?
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