A few months ago I had the pleasure of going on holiday to the Lake District, arguably one of the most beautiful places in England. Whilst there a familiar vexation presented itself: Balancing the pressure to take beautiful photos (and do the picturesque landscape justice) with actually being on holiday and relaxing. Life’s stressful enough, isn’t it?
Even though part of being on holiday is about relaxing and enjoying photography, having fun documenting where we go, what we eat, what animals we see… I sometimes find wondering how to fit in getting to the right location (or the potential of one) for the right time of day at odds with that ‘holiday’ frame of mind. The pressure to get great photos is there because we don’t get to visit these places very often and sometimes we aren’t sure if we’ll ever be able to return.
That said, I do the best I can with photography and always enjoy my holidays regardless. I’m sure this problem will crop up in future and I’ll be compelled to write about it again, but in the mean time if you have any tips on getting around it, let me know in the comments!