Strong, stable

Strong, stable – that was the election message from the Conservatives in the recent election campaign. The PM took a gamble. While still in power it didn’t yield the expected result.

For a lot of people this weeks UK general election result wasn’t what they were hoping for either.

OK enough about politics, what has this got to do with photography?

Well…. ever thought that expensive new body or lens would improve your photography?

We’ve all been there. If only I had ‘x’ body or ‘y’ lens. My images would be so much better. I’m not talking about working professionals here. They generally know what they need and have a means to pay for it, by having chargeable customers. For professionals that new body or lens is a tool to do a job. No more. No less. It is like a plumber having a certain spanner or electrician a certain test meter.

I’m talking about the amateur / enthusiast with a high dose of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and possibly GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) as well.

So when you buy this inspiring (probably expensive) bit of kit did you get the expected result?

Sometimes were better off with what we already have.

That goes for gear, pre-election majorities and life.

Trouble is we just don’t realise it at the time…..