Anything which is in between and tries to get the best of both worlds is a bad idea, and a compromise.
For example, the Porsche Panamera is the ultimate compromise car. It doesn’t look quite as sporty as a Porsche 911, and it only has four seats. Perhaps better to barbell it: have a Prius as your daily driver, and have a Porsche GT 3 as your sports car.
Exaggerations are better
Also when it comes to photography, to exaggerate your perspective is better. For example, better to shoot with a 28 mm or 35mm lens than a 50 mm lens or an 85 mm lens.
Even with movies and films, better to embrace the extremes. For example better to watch a John Wick movie where there is lots of insane killing, rather than a lukewarm action flick.
In praise of attempting a one rep max once a week, then normal every day working out
Also with overall physique and strength and health, perhaps it is better to attempt a one rep max deadlift once a week, then every day working out and grinding.
With productivity, perhaps it is better to check your email once a month then several times a day. This way you have more signal, less noise.
Even with investing, I only check my crypto once a year or once every other year. This way I am not fooled by short term trends, and rather could think the decade or two decade timeline.
Don’t shoot at 0 exposure compensation
Barbell and extremes, which is either very high key photography, or very low-key photography. For example, better to shoot at -2 or -3 exposure compensation to create more dramatic photos, or to shoot +1 or +2 exposure compensation to make very high key dramatic photos.
- CLASSIC/TIMELESS IS BORING.
Photographers are Designers
- Why Perfect?
- Beautiful but Boring
- AGGRESSIVE DESIGN.
- DESIGN IS KING.
- WHY DESIGN?
- THE RAGING BULL.
- BARE BONES.
- The Best Car for Thinking
- Zen Aesthetics
- Why Minimalism?
- SPARTAN DESIGN.
- Generic Design
- An Elite Aesthetic
- Not Hateful Design
- New Forward Facing Design vs Retrospective and Nostalgic Design
- Depressing Design vs Uplifting Design
- The Best Design Towards What Ends?
- Exciting or Boring Design?
- On Design & Photography
- A Designer Desires to Design and Create Things!
- Delightful Technology and Design
- Dynamic Aesthetics
- Design vs Brand Prestige
- Classic Proportions, Modern Design
- Why Does Design Matter?
- The Best Design
- MUSCULAR DESIGN.
- Camera Design
- Watch Design