As photographers, how many times have we asked ourselves:
Be in the moment, or get the shot?
In her TED talk, Erin Sullivan asks a similar question:
When traveling, this is the question I torture myself with daily. With limited time and so many interesting things to capture, can I enjoy the moment? But, when photographing with intention, I do focus on details through the camera. Memories fade, but photos stay perfectly preserved in digital storage.
Erin Sullivan gives a perfect example of a Mesa Arch in Canyonland National Park, Utah. Photographed by millions of photographers and seen by billions of people all over the world. Why do we need to take any more pictures of it instead of just enjoying a sunrise moment?
📷 Photo credit: Omer Salom