Wednesday, 27 July 2016

I need more time for photography

Really? When photography is very important for you but not your main source of income there are just small slices of time left for it.

Have you ever made a list how your day divided into certain actions:

  1. get up in the morning
  2. go to work
  3. work
  4. go back home
  5. grocery shopping
  6. cooking some food and eat it
  7. cleaning some things up, feeding the cats etc.
  8. watch television or play a game
  9. sleep
Maybe this is the typical daily routine for most people and there are some points that can have a tremendous impact on the amount of time that is left for your precious inspirational hobby. What can you do to get more time?

the daily grind...

You work too much

Sounds harsh, but sometimes we don't reflect on the things we do and forget that lifetime is limited until you die and that work is not the main thing you will remember on your deathbed. Maybe you can work a bit less and leave your workplace a bit earlier. Don't forget that you can't buy time back with all the money you made from your job. It is gone forever!

Integrate your hobby into your daily routine

When you have your camera always with you (like I do), you can take photos whenever you want. Think about all the photos that are possible in the daily grind. You also get a different viewing angle on things of your daily routine.

Stop watching television or playing computer games

Television and playing a computer game is not creative. It is nice to watch and play a bit but it can be a real waste of time if you do it too often. You are a consumer not a maker when you see things that are all made up for your entertainment. You get lazy and hypnotized and lose the sense of time and space. So many hours are running down the drain...

Try to make the daily grind feel like a little vacation

The best thing my wife and I did the last years was meeting up after work and explore our own hometown. It is a bit like being a tourist in your own city. And as a tourist you enjoy a good cup of hand brewed coffee and go for a walk to find new places and enjoy the place you already live. After a while you forget that work is just an hour away and time stretches and you feel like being on a great vacation. Pull your camera out of your bag and take some awesome photos to document this great time! ;-)


The most important thing is that you take the time to think about your life and what are the things that make you happy. It is important to be honest and kind to yourself. Without a real evidence that there is a life after death we should try to get the most out of time that is left in a sand clock where the amount of sand is unknown. And read this manifesto, it contains all the important stuff to think about.

What are your thoughts about this topic? Leave me a comment!



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