A very interesting post at A Photo Editor about talent and photography.
Sometimes photographers take an “I could have done that” attitude when it comes to talent in this industry, but honestly, you can’t.- A Photo Editor
How many times have you told yourself “I could have done that” when seeing pictures from others photographers?
There is a difference between thinking and doing; the last is the ultimate proof that “you could have done that”. Never mind that when you saw the image it was done already … by someone else … but could you have created the image before seeing it?
There is something else to photography than being able to take the picture, it is about the creation of the image, the visualization. So next time it is better to say “I could have created that” … or perhaps you couldn’t.
How many photographers are required to change a light bulb?
50 photographers … one that actually changes the light bulb and 49 others that say they could have done that!
Next time go and change the bulb yourself.