A common trait of humans is seeking perfection. We often find ourselves saying 'If only I did this then it would be perfect'; 'I just need this one more 'thing' and then it will be perfect'. We chase after the impossible. This behaviour drives us towards an 'aggressive' approach to life because sometimes we find ourselves competing for that one 'thing'; that last piece that will bring perfection.
I was thinking about this in the shower this morning. Now that we have entered the digital age of photography, are we trying to achieve perfection in our images? For example, I go out and take a picture of a bird in flight. I go home, upload the photo and have a look at it. I find that it is a good photo but not quite right. The bird is not perfectly positioned, the eye is not as bright as it could be, there is another bird in the photo that is distracting, the sky is not as blue as I would like.
Rather than spending our time and energy on editing a photo to get it as close to perfection as it can be, should we not spend it on enjoying the moment when we depress the shutter button, appreciate the image we have captured.
What do we think about this?