Photography Pet peeves

I’m generally pretty easy going. You have your method, I have mine.

More then one way to skin a cat (side note: holy moly where did that phrase originate and why have I never wondered that before???).

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

It’s all about perspective….you get the point.  But yes, gulp…pet peeves. They exist. I can’t run from them. I’m going there. Here’s a few.

Photography Pet Peeve #1:

#nofilter hashtag on instagram.


proof that strawberries are red! #nofilter

#nofilter does not equal better photographer, and sometimes I can’t seem to shake the feeling that that is how it’s used. Of course I realize it can be used to show the true color of something (blue sky, neon food, STARS ARE BRIGHT YO) but I just can’t help but get a little twitch when I see it.

The negativity of posting my pet peeve has already brought me down! Here’s a counterpart to lighten things up,

Photography – Pet Love #1:

Sun flare.


I just love it. I can’t help it. I see it and I want to gobble it up. If I could somehow jump into a photo and slurp up that beautiful, magical sun I would. Every night at that perfect hour of sunset I want to pull over and grab strangers and random objects to sunflare off of. True story.

Photography – Pet Peeve #2

The ubiquitous watermark.


Really, if you’re worried about your photos being stolen, I don’t think they should be on the internet at all. Maybe it rubs me the wrong way because I don’t think art should be hoarded. If you’re sharing it, share it. It’s your work, you want credit, and I get that. But nothing screams “I think I’m better then I actually am” then a distracting watermark. It hurts because it’s true.

Phew, that was a tough one to get out. I’m still dodging the daggers. But good news is we’ll end on a high note!

Photography Pet Love #2:



Of course the other universal truth is that everyone loves a baby laugh! But on adults, it’s a little awkward. I mean really, when you see  picture of yourself laughing you may cringe a little inside. But I love it every time I see it. I adore it in any form in a photo. I love the sparkle in the eye and the energy in the stance. I love the radiation of joy.

These things make me see Christ’s creation in a new light again and again and I find it impossible to look away from a laughing photo!


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