Working as a professional fashion photographer is not something you just fall into accidentally. It is a career you have to start building on early on in life. As once you get through photography school you must have enough under your belt to help you get started. However, one main aspect they fail to teach you in school is how to limit your thinking process. Do not get me wrong, thinking your shots through is a great idea, but being a professional fashion photographer you will hardly have time plan all your shots. It can work when you are at a closed shoot, but it can get tricky when you are covering a live fashion show. As you might miss half of the event thinking about how the image will pan out. 

There are times when newly emerged fashion photographers start to struggle with thinking too much. This is not a bad thing at first, but soon you will realize that you just need to take the short, instead of thinking about it. This means you do not have to run all the thought at once, as you should try to keep them limited when taking images. One great trick that can work in your favor is running the scenario in your head before it happens, this way you will be able to plan ahead in time and will not have to worry about wasting time. However, this only work after you have practiced your skills to just click.

Which is why the next time you get stuck in your thinking process, I suggest you take the plunge and just do it.

It is natural to think about how the image will turn out before you take the shot, as you are a photographer and creating an image in your head is a huge part of the process. Moreover, when you start to work as a professional fashion photographer, you are not just a photographer anymore. Now, you are working in the most competitive industry in the entire world, and if you do not catch on quickly you might be left behind. Which is why I feel you need to come out of what you were taught and learn how learning by practicing can help create new beliefs, and shooting systems.

At this point in life, try to keep your education as the base, and start building on top. Keep reminding yourself that you are not just a student, you are a professional now. And in this world, you better take the shot before someone else does. As it is all about your skills as a photographer, if you are not capable of showing them off in a timely manner, someone will take your spot and might make history.

Which is why the next time you get stuck in your thinking process, I suggest you take the plunge and just do it. The best idea during such matters is to go with your gut feeling, as you know you are capable of taking good shots. However, over thinking each and every aspect might lead to a complete disaster.