Marcel Kapfer

Outside: Success depends on measurement


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photography life

Note: This was initially published on Scribbles, my previous "micro blog". I discontinued it and moved the contents into this blog on 2023-12-05.

As you may know, I started doing some street photography regularly since early this year. For a few months, I started to walk through Ulm more regularly (2-3 times a week) for about an hour or more taking pictures.

After a bit of forced hiatus during the last weeks, I finally got out again today. Normally, I come home with about 40-80 pictures per walk (in total, not sorted out). But today I took only about five...

So you might say that this day was quite unsuccessful. But quite the contrary! The amount of pictures I take is not a good measurement, neither is their quality. Street photography needs (next to other things) a bit of luck and obviously this will not always be by your side.

I measure the success more on the personal outcome: I had fun, and the walk calmed me down and gave my mind a bit of time to rest. All in all: I enjoyed today, I'm much more relaxed than before and I'm looking forward to next time.

If that isn't success, then I don't know what is :)

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