Embracing Imperfection

Too often as photographers, we set out to take the “perfect photograph.” This task proves to be impossible as perfection–much like beauty–is in the eye of the beholder.

St. Philips Church - Charleston SC

St. Philips Church – Charleston, SC

Alexander Hamilton said, “I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.” This resonated with me and reminded me that photography isn’t about being perfect, it’s about capturing that moment in time. We could all learn a lesson from Mr. Hamilton and embrace the imperfections both in ourselves and our work and perhaps we’ll be happier in doing so.

Thanks for stopping by today! As always I love hearing your thoughts!

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7 Responses to Embracing Imperfection

  1. Wise words and wonderful image.

  2. Nice one Erin. I’m always a fan of bw images.

  3. hdrtist says:

    Lovely image today Erin. I think the words in this post are very fitting for this image, since the church steeple itself is “imperfect” in that it has a slight lean to it. Good stuff.

    • It’s funny that you should mention that; it seemed that no matter what I did, I couldn’t get that darn steeple to look straight! That’s one of the reasons I chose that particular quote. 🙂

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