Un-inspirational 😅 Photography Quotes: Part 1 – Photography Is All About …
“Photography Is All about Self-satisfaction, so Even If People Say It’s a Very Nice Photo, I Can’t Be Satisfied If I Don’t Think So.” — LASTLIGHTS.NET
This is always the case with me. For this website, I won’t post any photo that I’m not fully convinced with, but for social media, I set the bar a little lower, otherwise I can rarely share anything at all. 😂
Sometimes, one of such photos that I think is just so-so gets quite a number of “Likes”, but it never changes my opinion towards the photo. 😅
On my Home Gallery page, you see 30 photos that I think are my best images, which were chosen from 200+ photos that I’ve shortlisted. If I let someone else choose 30 best photos, I’m sure that the list will be different (which is an interesting part of photography being subjective 😀).
That said, at the end of the day, photography is self-satisfaction (to me, at least), so I need to follow my heart to choose photos for the Home Gallery, not based on which photos were well-received on social media.
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About the Author: LASTLIGHTS.NET is a passion project of Joey J, a Singapore-based Japanese photographer primarily shooting cityscape photography with long exposure at blue hour. Visit his Home Gallery (30 most favourite photos taken) or download his free eBook, Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography.
Yeah photography is all about self satisfaction and how one perceives it as it is.
Yes, it’s hard to go beyond self-satisfaction for most photographers, anyway. 😅
Your photos are AMAZING! They inspired me to learn to take better pictures! I agree with you about the many “likes” on photos that are so-so too.
Thank you for your kind word! Nice to hear that my photos have inspired you. 😊
These photos are spectacular. Anita
Thank you Anita! 🙏
It’s always tough posting the best of the best as I know for myself if I did that, I may be posting once a year 😂 But sometimes just going out and taking photos, regardless of how they turn out can give you enough self satisfaction!
Yeah, same here. I rarely can post anything if I become very picky. True, I still enjoy all the photography outings very much regardless of the results. 😀
A healthy viewpoint in this “Likes”-driven world!
Thank you! “Likes” are overrated. 😅
I like this way of thinking; I don’t believe we can be truly satisfied until we’ve realized our true potential.
The Home Gallery photos look amazing! Thanks for posting, and have a great weekend! 🌞
Thank you! Personally, I’m satisfied with 5 very good photos per each year. Have a nice weekend ahead, too!
Ahh, that’s a low bar, Joey. Aim higher!
Yes, the more the better for sure! I do top 5 photos of the year post at the end of December, so my aim is always to have 5 top notch photos per year, rather than 10 (just) good photos!
Yes everything depends on self satisfaction, to complete the whole.
Yes, in the end, I’m always coming back to self-satisfaction. 😅
That’s great, I think you will get 100% satisfaction. Love what you do, do what you love – policy activated🙂😊