My new life goal: shoot a billion photos before I die.
In today’s brave new world of photography with smartphone cameras and standalone digital cameras, and film cameras, and car and home cameras –we are always shooting photos.
It seems evident that the more you practice anything, the better you will get at it. Thus if you practice shooting more photos more often, it is obvious you will get better.
Or another thought:
It is impossible NOT to become a great photographer if you shoot 1 billion (intentional) photos in your lifetime.
Avoid burst mode
Obviously you don’t want to turn your camera into an AK-47 and just “spray and pray” all your photos. You don’t want to just shoot a billion photos for the sake of it.
But I still think the general idea is good:
To improve your photography, just shoot more!
How to shoot more
- Use the simplest, smallest, and least cumbersome camera. Use the camera that will reduce the friction necessary to carry it with you everywhere you go, and to shoot seamlessly. This can be your phone, Ricoh GR II, or Fujifilm XF10.
- Don’t strive to make “good” photos, or else you’ll never shoot anything. Just practice on shooting a lot, and then later go through your photos and choose the few photos you like.
- Don’t trap yourself within any genre of photography. Shoot anything and everything. Don’t worry about being consistent with your gear, just shoot with whatever camera is nearby and convenient.
Let’s strive to join the 1 billion photo club!