I got my pictures from Lomography last night. I forgot about the anticipation and excitement connected to waiting for the development of a whole roll of film.
I also forgot about the disappointment when what you see is subpar than what you were expecting.
One of the lessons that I have learned is that digital photography is VERY FORGIVING. Maybe even too pristine of a picture. I love shooting with toy and pinhole cameras. Something about getting to know your subject, the composition, the way light works, and being at it's beckoned call.
Out of a roll of 24, only 4-5 shots are even worth looking at. I gotta let go of the need to be perfect and embrace all the subtle beauty within the blur of the shot. I am reminded of being patient, about being fast on my feet, about diving in a shot, and about keeping my hand steady.
I also gotta trust in my self and trust my eye. I have been hesitant in making shots because I wanted to not waste any shot. But it's at the point where I also don't engage. And that is the whole point of making art or writing or creating anything- you HAVE to engage.