Humor: This Diagram Shows The Creative Fear Of Committing Work

Jul 20, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Humor: This Diagram Shows The Creative Fear Of Committing Work

Jul 20, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Committing work is not an easy task. Hitting that save button for the last time and shipping your work may be frightening. Your work is leaving your hands and it no longer under your control. Whatever greatness or mistakes that you’ve put in are there forever now.

I guess, this is why committing to a final version of a file is so hard and creatives go back to editing their files again and again. This phenomenon should probably have an entry in the DSM next to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). Maybe something like RCS (Re-editing Compulsion Syndrome).

This funny diagram by @akshar (Akshar Pathak) and @theyashbhardwaj perfectly illustrates this fear of commitment (and also a shocking lack of file versioning system).  While originally for designers, this applies to any photographer too. Can you relate?

 

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7 responses to “Humor: This Diagram Shows The Creative Fear Of Committing Work”

  1. Keow Wee Loong Avatar
    Keow Wee Loong

    i can relate to that hahaha

  2. Addicted2light Avatar
    Addicted2light

    This is exactly the versioning system I used before Lightroom came along LOL

  3. Rob Talbot Avatar
    Rob Talbot

    Soooo true!

  4. Henry Smith Avatar
    Henry Smith

    I know this only too well

  5. Jürg Wolf Avatar
    Jürg Wolf

    That’s why I use only …._v1, …_v2, …_v3 etc.
    Problem solved!

  6. Brian Carey Photography Avatar
    Brian Carey Photography

    To true. I’ve started appending the date to my work, it helps me keep thing in order anyways!

  7. TheInconvenientRuth Avatar
    TheInconvenientRuth

    Udi, I think this far more represents what happens if you work for an insecure/indecisive/incompetent editor or client (or even worse, marketing person..) than if you make something for yourself, doesn’t it?