Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
making photographs is all about being in the moment ..
letting go and letting yourself go and letting things take
their natural course.
This is something I struggle with a lot when I ask myself (as I often do) why I take photographs. It's a curious contradiction, almost. As a photographer you want consistently "good" results (whatever "good" means to you) and that requires a certain amount of deliberation, study, practice etc. etc. At the same time, I agree with you that the more one can let the process happen and get the ego out of the way, the closer one can get to a truly spontaneous act. But that sounds like trying to practise spontaneity, which is ridiculous. I still haven't figured this out!

Great thread. I'll follow it with interest and hope someone can show me the golden light...