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It's true: sometimes I turn away from learning something at first because it’s intimidating. In fact, I might not even realize that it’s intimidating at the time I’m avoiding it, but later, I realize that’s absolutely what happened. And that’s what happened to me when I came across astrophotography.
I took this spacey, nighttime photo up north at the lake this past summer in Minnesota. But before I tried night, or astrophotography photography, I avoided it.
Have you ever looked at a photograph that features a different or challenging technique (ie, double exposure, astrophotography, etc) and said, “That looks so cool!” but felt intimidated when it came to learning how to produce the content?
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In fact, it took me over 5 years to even try astrophotography. First because of gear limitations, then because it just seemed like a lot to figure out.
I’m not lazy. Definitely not. But I do get intimidated when confronted with a new technique that feels like it contains a lot of moving parts. It sounds silly to even type this, because I know that repetition is the key to truly learning, then mastering, a new skill. I mean, how many times did you say your A-B-C’s before you got them down?
It turns out that this stuff is not so tough to take a stab at, and I had a blast.