We’ve all heard Murphy’s Law before: anything that can go wrong, will.
I know that there are lots of things this concept can be applied to, but I feel that the concept of Murphy’s Law for photographers is especially applicable! During a photo shoot it seems like the stars have aligned and you have got everything perfect: the lighting is right, the client has a genuine smile, the pose is gorgeous… it is at that (most inopportune) time that something will go wrong: the camera will give you an unexpected error message, you’ll have forgotten to change your settings to get a properly exposed image, the memory card might be full, or a myriad of other things.
Take a minute to laugh over the things ont his list because, chances are, one, or some, or all of them have happened to you!
- Automatic Cameras – Aren’t
- Auto Focus – won’t
- Weather never cooperates.
- If it works in your home, it will fail on location.
The nature shots invariably happen on two occasions:-when animals are ready-when you’re not
- Same rule as the previous one, just substitute children
- Flash will fail as soon as you need it.
- A camera is a magnet for dust, mud and moisture.
- The lens that falls is always the most expensive.
- Your batteries will always go dead at the least opportune moment.
- You never really need a tripod when you’re actually carrying one.
- Success occurs when no one is looking, failure occurs when the client is watching