Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rome wasn't built in a day...











Why is it that it is always so hard to go out and take pictures?? I mean, really take pictures? Somehow there is always something that I "should" be doing. You know, the responsible thing...

I'm a photographer. I know what pictures I take to make my living and pay my bills. I have no problem with those. In fact, I spend most of my waking hours trying to come up ways to find more instances to do just that. It's the pictures that I want to take that I don't. Does that seem backward to you? It does to me.

Two weeks ago, I went up to Duluth, MN. I went for a family fishing trip. Amazing time! We had a great weather, good fishing and great company. The entire time I was there, I had these thoughts bouncing around in the back of my head. I had wanted to go up to Duluth and spend a photography weekend for ages.

I think that the biggest problem is that that I don't get my income from doing trips like these. At the same time, if I had my choice this is exactly what I would choose to do for a living. To do it for a living, I have to have a bunch in images like it in my library before I start. To have the images in my library, I have to take the trips. To actually do it, I have to have money. To have money, I need to keep doing what I am doing. To keep doing what I am doing, I need to not take these trips. What a vicious cycle!!

What have I learned from all this?? HAVE PATIENCE. Easier said than done, but I'm working on it. Well, that and maybe I should find a way to do one trip a year just to keep me sane.

4 comments:

Mie Ahmt said...

Hi Nate - your pictures are AMazing. LOVE your work (as usual)...
I was wondering if you can change the link you have to my website (it's a really old one) and change it to my current blog (mieahmtphotography.org)...

Hope to see you sometime within the next ten years!

Mie

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Nate Schmidt said...

Hey Mie!

Consider your link changed! I can't believe that I missed your comment for that amount of time! I needed a break to regroup.

Thank you for the compliments! They mean a lot coming from you. You have such a unique and spectacular vision. I'm planning a trip out there, just not for a while! In the meantime, have a fantastic wedding day!

Nate