ĎWhen life gives you lemons, make lemonadeí is quite a phrase and one that seems to have become popular recently. Or at least itís a new one to me. How long itís been around I donít know. It is though an interesting mantra for anyone struggling with hopes, dreams and aspirations.
If you donít quite understand what this phrase means, (this is my interpretation at least), when life throws some things at you that you donít like, instead of moaning about it, make the best of the situation and use it to your advantage.
How then can that be applied to people who visit this site with an interest in careers around cameras? Well we canít all afford the latest gear, produce photography or films with a big budget or fly away to exotic locations so, following our mantra, we have to make the best of what we have. If that means we only have a smartphone that (actually shoots great video) then perhaps we should consider using that to make something interesting rather than drooling over a Red Epic that we canít afford. Or maybe instead of flying away to find interesting places to shoot, we look at whatís outside our own back door.
If we make something successful despite our limitations we might be able to use that as a launching pad to something bigger that might lead to slightly better gear or a step up to more interesting places. If though we only moan about what we havenít got, then we make zero interesting stuff and have no chance of impressing anyone. Dedicated clever people will make eye-catching work regardless of the equipment, budget or place. Be one of those people.
All images © Peter Hatter
Article Date - August 2018
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