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 Murphy’s Law for photographers is especially applicable!
It seems like you’ve got everything perfect, the lighting is right, the client has a genuine smile, the pose is gorgeous… and inevitable something will go wrong: the camera will give you an error message, you’ll have forgotten to change your settings to get a properly exposed image, or a myriad of other things.
- 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