That is right, I said, photography has ruined my life. Acceptance is the first step, right?
I used to love looking at old photos. I’d flip through old albums for hours, remember those wonderful memories. Now, I see limp chops, white balance issues and underexposure. Gone are the days of sitting back and enjoying old photos.
A few months ago, my husband found an old photo that we had framed, yes framed on our wall. He hung it up in our office as it is still a special photo for us. It is the only photo we have from our Assignment Night in Pilot Training. Basically, after a year of training to be come a pilot, they have a big event where they present you with the plane you are going to be flying and where you are going for your first assignment. It’s a big deal and one we looked forward to for a whole year. The picture captures our love as a newly married couple, my pride in my husband for completing Pilot Training and the joy on his face for finishing. I tell you all of this because this is the photo.
Don’t adjust your screen and it’s not your eyes, the photo is blurry. But my husband doesn’t see that it is blurry and hung it up. Clearly, I didn’t notice it was blurry because I hung it up years ago as well.
Now, how photography has ruined my life. Do I still love this photo? Yes, absolutely, but it still bothers me that it is blurry and unfortunately, that is what I see. Oh, why did photography have to teach me things like…how not to take a blurry photo. But I am a little envious of my husband and his lack of caring that the photo is blurry. He sees the photos as I mentioned above and I see blur. Darn you photography!
Don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t trade my knowledge of photography and all the awesome photos I have been able to capture of my kids and family since starting this journey four years ago. I LOVE photography. It’s just unfortunately, it has ruined my life ;)
Am I the only one? Has photography ruined your life? Should we form a support group?