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A little break from fitness today…for a couple of reasons.

Teal Bunbury for KC Magazine, Photographed by David Bickley Photography

First, the June issue of KC Magazine is on the shelves now, which means I can show you some images!

Second, I like showing my mistakes from time to time.

I love this image, but I call it a mistake because it could have been amazing. There’s one useful piece of photo equipment that I don’t own. Well, don’t own anymore. I used to have one but I never used it so I sold it. I’m talking about a circular polarizer. For those of you that have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s a filter that goes on the lens to cut down glare and reflections on things like water…or glass (like above).

So, even knowing that I wouldn’t be able to get the exact shot I wanted…or even close really. I took the image anyway because I knew it could still be a nice shot.

I guess the real motivation for posting this today is that I feel it proves a point that’s relevant to all of us (oh hush, you know I’m overdue for a “deep” post).

We’re all guilty of giving up on something, or not trying our hardest just because it may not turn out perfect. If we give up though we lose the opportunity for growth. More than that we cast aside the simple fact that there is beauty in imperfection.

That second one is where I struggle. In my work I want everything to be perfect. I want crystal clear images, amazing lighting, perfect exposure…etc. I forget that sometimes a little imperfection can bring undeniable emotion to an image, or tell a story that wouldn’t have existed otherwise.

Anyway, I need to get back to work!

See you tomorrow,