12 Struggles Of Being A Photographer

12 Struggles Of Being A Photographer

Manual mode is still not my friend.

Anyone can walk into their local Best Buy or hop onto Amazon and check out any camera they want, assuming they are fortunate enough to have the money to do so. This makes for a ton of people just like me--those who have a wonderful, professional-quality camera but, at times, we feel like we have no idea what we're doing. Taking photos is my absolute favorite thing to do and, even though I've had this camera for more than 5 years, I still discover new settings to try out and inevitably get frustrated with.

1. Not being quite sure how to work your camera

5 years and counting--Manual Mode is still not my friend.

2. Getting frustrated at iPhone photography

Why is it that I can spend thousands of dollars on a camera and fancy lenses and someone can take photos just as crisp and beautiful on their phones? Not fair.

3. Being jealous of someone who has no interest in pursuing photography having a nicer camera than you


4. Slowly realizing how much cameras/accessories cost

The struggle is real.

5. Trying to get people to notice your hard work without feeling like you're bragging too much

I absolutely hate talking about myself, so this is definitely up there for me.

6. Finding people who don't mind having to stay in a pose while you get everything just the way you want it

Again, actually knowing how to work your camera is a big help with this.

7. Being as stealth as possible while photographing random people/their kids

Everyone act natural.

8. Missing the perfect shot

Whether it's because the sun changed positions or something else, this is definitely the most frustrating thing.

9. People thinking, "How hard can it be to point a camera at something and press a button?"

How about I hand this thing to you on Manual and we'll see how you do, huh?

10. Standing in the middle of the road and hoping you don't get run over

Go ahead, hit me, pay for my tuition.

11. The awkward moment when you're trying to take a photo and people are waiting to walk in front of you and there's just too much pressure to concentrate

Especially if you're in a weird crouching position trying to get the perfect angle.

12. Making all your friends wait for you while you pause to take a picture everywhere you go

This is what best friends are for, right?

To anyone out there who has experienced these struggles, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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I'm the walking depiction of the combination of two of your favorite "friends."



1. I'm always talking.

The GIF basically does the explaining for me..


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This GIF basically covers this one too..


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I could make a sailor blush if I wanted to. Thanks for the extensive vocabulary, mom!


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I could make basically anything perverted with a look, sound, or phrase to add onto it. It's a gift.



Doesn't matter the time, occasion, or mood. I can always find a reason to yell this. And yes, sometimes I do say it like Chandler.


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