I’m very much a process person. What I mean by that is I like to keep everything simple and effective, if I’m doing somethings perhaps from habit that doesn’t help me I either change it or in some cases remove it entirely.
The reason is simple, I want to be able to concentrate on what I do which is to allow my creativity to flow when I have my camera in my hand and not to have that hindered.
For example when reviewing photos from a shoot, I’d often keep everything, every single shot in case I needed one of them. Today though I’m far more picky about what I keep and what I discard. It leaves me with the best shots, I know what I’m after with each shoot and therefore only need the shots that reflect that idea.
Keeping the process simple and more importantly consistent means that they become second nature. I know each shoot, I understand the conditions I’ll be working in and how they’ll affect my shots, my equipment is planned in advance, what I’ll be using, where and when I’ll need it.
But even when I feel that I’m as efficient in these processes as I can be, I still look at what I do, try to spot any one thing that could make my life easier, to help the creative moment flow. I know that I have a split second to get a shot, I want it to be as instinctive as blinking. The best moment always happen once, there is rarely an encore.
So my question to you is what do you do out of habit? How do you streamline what you do that allows you to concentrate on what you do?