I don’t know if it’s a blessing or curse to be so into photography, like we both are, when it comes to watching movies. On the one hand, it’s fascinating and inspiring, but it distracts me and I miss some of the story.
Getting into photography definitely made me more aware of how films work. I often will see a really good film twice, once to get the basic story and then a second time to savor the details. I do this with novels as well, sometimes immediately after the first pass.