Making Best of a Bad Situation
What is a bad situation? Was it an expected result or plan that didn't happen as predicted? Was it a client's need of attributes that were not found? Did it all of a sudden started raining when a sunny day seemed obvious? ... or did you just ran out of batteries ... well, in all cases this is life a place through time that is full of change and surprises.
Are there specific solutions to every unforeseen problem?
Well, if you are shooting portraits and the background was contrasting to the theme, one can always lay down and take the shot upwards to avoid background and instead get photos without it or simply use the widest aperture possible ... but that is one specific easy situation.
Say you ran out of batteries ... you forgot to charge them ... what do you do, well in that case a plan B should have been a backup. Having extra, charged, batteries is a must ...
Say its noon sunny because you ran late for landscape photography that even using ND filter won't do much? If I were in that scenario, I'd exaggerate the mood to make it look even hotter. Either overexpose or do that and add more reds and yellows in post; doing so makes it feel intentional and therefore the problem fades into a convincing result. That is one solution and one might have another.
It is like daily living. Sometimes problems are needed for a solution to exist ... not only for that obvious problem, but for more underlying layers of those that may as well be resolved. If it weren't for that noon sun, I wouldn't have tried that alternative method and get an unexpected result.
Saying all that, a problem is our friend for it gives us new insights and widen our spectrum of possibilities ... Those obstacles will be rendered obsolete and merely become part of the whole process.
Hope you find solutions to problems you encounter in photography and life as a whole :)
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