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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    "Fear does not prevent death, Fear often prevents living"..

    How strong might be any given individual's emotional reaction be to "Fear".. This treads on the deep topic of personality traits and LOTs more..

    Change is constant, Change is a given.. With change is uncertainty.. How comfy might any given individual be with uncertainty?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MmpUWEW6Is

    Which direction might any given individuals choose, why?
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    As for failure, failure should be considered a means for growth, learning and more.


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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    Great thread. In my non-LF work, I am learning to use a fisheye lens. Iíve realized the need to take it out and ďfail.Ē Itís so different than what Iím used to that it will take a while to see how it sees.

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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    If you're uncertain, bracket.

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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    If you're uncertain, bracket.
    The way I learned to nail my exposures was to refuse to bracket. Did that scare the crap out of me? Yes, it did. But it also improved my exposures quite a bit. Better than I usually got from either bracketed shot. My fear of failure to properly expose lasted a few months, then exposing a single shot of film became my normal. The money and time I saved enabled me to make more photographs. Which in turn improved my methodology even more.

    Because in the end, the more photographs we make, the better we become at making photographs.

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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    I like Kumar's quote

    Mine is

    You will sleep when you are dead
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    Previously cycled on LFF:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    If you're uncertain, bracket.

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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    That remains uncertain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    You will sleep when you are dead

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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    Quote Originally Posted by B.S.Kumar View Post
    The Bhagavad Gita said that a long time ago.
    Chapter 2, Verse 47:

    karmanye vadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana
    ma karmaphalaheturbhurma te sangostvakarmani

    You have the right to work only but never to its fruits.
    Let not the fruits of action be your motive, nor let your attachment be to inaction.

    Kumar
    That was a book that once most educated Americans read. Time to watch again The Year of Living Dangerously.

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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    Very interesting thread...and also personally as my own process of (failure/uncertainty) reconciliation has been somewhat co-opted by the consistently uncertain outcomes of my seascape time exposures - and although I only consider a very small percentage of these photos to be in any way "successful," the remainder of these are by no means "failures," as there are simply too many variables completely beyond my control, and beyond my ability to predict (much less pre-conceive) visually - although I am getting better at this!

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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    As only death and taxes are held to be certainties - it would seem that certain outcomes are best avoided.
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