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06/20/2007 12:59:26 AM · #26
Originally posted by AlexSaberi:

it happens to me too. What usually starts it up again is seeing other epeoples amazing work. Why not go and buy the latest photography magazine, or browse some other photographers work on here or other sites?

I think I have got it. I really havn't got a magazine over last 4 months, thinking that they have nothing new to offer. I think I was wrong!
06/20/2007 01:13:23 AM · #27
Originally posted by MarcusArmani:

What I learned in all this and has helped me was to realize no matter how good i become, or anyone on this or any site, I will never be the best.
To get back to shooting what Is relaxing and fun to me, dont shoot what you think others want to see or expect of you, but what you want to see and expect from yourself, There is a reason you picked up a camera and started shooting in the first place and you need to get back to that, your love for photography is the best motivation there is, dont turn it into work, If you do then it will feel exactly as so..
Marcus

This is exactly how I feel. Even if I win a Ribbon now, I will fell as if it is only a chance occurance!
Anyway, thanks for taking time for me.
06/20/2007 01:17:10 AM · #28
I've been like htis for a while now, just not wanting to go take photos really, but today i decided to bring my camera to my outing and i was able to get 2 photos for 2 challenges that im actually happy with for once, just bring your camera everywhere with you and youll be able to get something good
06/20/2007 01:18:07 AM · #29
Originally posted by Fibre Optix:


If it's over some chick........ your screwed. JK, then it's not photography you lost interest in, it's just that something else has interest over photography.

Good luck.

LOL.

Message edited by author 2007-06-20 01:18:30.
06/20/2007 01:22:00 AM · #30
Originally posted by emorgan49:

Is something else taking over? Is there another interest on the horizon? Ia it time to join a rock band instead?

Yeah. I think I am spending more time on reading... and writing.
06/20/2007 01:25:07 AM · #31
Originally posted by kbhatia1967:

Originally posted by emorgan49:

Is something else taking over? Is there another interest on the horizon? Ia it time to join a rock band instead?

Yeah. I think I am spending more time on reading... and writing.


Nothing wrong with that... and reading and writing are a lot less expensive hobbies :-)
06/20/2007 01:26:49 AM · #32
i get that feeling a lot, too. being a photography student and having projects to do EVERY SINGLE WEEK, it's easy for me to get burned out. but it's always when i'm feeling really down about myself and my photography when i get the greatest images. then, i'm not burned out anymore!

it's quite a vicious cycle.
06/20/2007 01:29:00 AM · #33
My interest has been dead for awhile. I'm seriously thinking about putting my stuff on E-bay and selling it off for what I can get out of it.

06/20/2007 01:29:37 AM · #34
Originally posted by kbhatia1967:

Yes, or so I feel. My interest in Photography is dying. I am taking photographs less often, and rather not satisfied with my work.
Why should this happen after putting in more than 6-7 years in Photography?
Does that happen to you?

Yeah, it happens...I have been on and off again with photography since the late 70's, sometimes I find it's a good idea to just step away for a week or 3 and concentrate on something else entirely. After a short period away from it I find I get more inspired and really WANT to shoot again, for me it's just occasional burn out...of course I stepped away at one point for like 15 years...bad idea, but I am back and loving it, don't give up, just take a breather...and yeah, writing is cool also, it just takes a lot of time and mental effort, maybe it's time to concentrate on that for a while and see where you end up.

Jack
06/20/2007 01:33:13 AM · #35
I made a comment earlier:
Document a day in your life. Take a shot of your breakfast, the gloppy toothpaste tube, the neighbor's dog lifting a leg peeing on the car tire, the goofball next to you at the light picking his nose, the car that took up 2 parking spots or the lady with her skirt hanging out her car door.
Life.
It's cool, it's all around you.
Life is waiting for point & click moments, with titled horizons.


I used to be driven by wow. I too was losing the battle as what I was producing was for others and lacked soul. I started shooting for me and have loved watching my scores drop as a result, but when it's all said and done, I can look back at a permanent portfolio of who I am/was and will leave behind an extension of me, not something done for others.

Message edited by author 2007-06-20 01:33:33.
06/20/2007 02:36:35 AM · #36
What Brad said.

...or buy a shiny new camera. :)
06/20/2007 02:52:55 AM · #37
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

What Brad said.
...or buy a shiny new camera. :)


the monster has resurfaced
06/20/2007 02:55:21 AM · #38
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

What Brad said.

...or buy a shiny new camera. :)


Welcome back Art...and thanks for the comments.
06/20/2007 03:06:42 AM · #39
Originally posted by Simms:

Ignore challenges, just visit DPC for the forums etc, you find you end up stressing so much about the weekly challenge that you lose the enjoyment factor. Shoot for yourself, not this website.
Maybe take some time to brush up on photoshop skills as well, without being restricted by the rulesets, create some imagery you are pleased with and dont have the `trauma` of watching it get torn to pieces by the voters.
Set yourself challenges, for example "Wildlife", but make it a study where you are not restricted by a 1 week time limit to shoot & submit.

Mayeb though, you just need a rest, photography will always be there, and one day you will get the `urge` to go out and shoot shoot shoot..


So true. I do this mostly. i think I've improved a LOT from my own photography... Yeah, it's fun to do a challenge now and again, but little compares to taking a picture you actually care about and turning it into something masterful.

I've been processing photos the last few days like a madman. When i get saturated, I build something with my hands, fix something around the apartment (turned my desk into a high-rise shelving unit/stereo system with room to do my paper homework) for less than a dollar by using broken bookeshelves and a collapsed wooden chair, and turned a minipod into a proper macro minipod with slider... or simply do some homework. then when I get back to it, I get back to it with a vengeance.

Variety is the spice o' life.
06/20/2007 03:26:04 AM · #40
Originally posted by crayon:

the monster has resurfaced

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Originally posted by Judi:

Welcome back Art...and thanks for the comments.


Thanks Judi - you're welcome. (had to go see what kinda crap I wrote) :)

Just stopping in to say hi and offer my words of wisdom to the various threads - it's the most I can do. :)
06/20/2007 03:37:49 AM · #41
Welcome back Art!
06/20/2007 03:52:02 AM · #42
Originally posted by suemack:

Welcome back Art!

I hate to hijack but where did he go?
06/20/2007 03:52:25 AM · #43
Krishan,
You know you have certain standards and agreements you have to maintain as an owner of a Canon Camera:

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(Owner's manual pg.2)
06/20/2007 03:53:09 AM · #44
Originally posted by skylercall:

Originally posted by suemack:

Welcome back Art!

I hate to hijack but where did he go?

He went here...
06/20/2007 07:49:03 AM · #45
Originally posted by Brad:

Krishan,
You know you have certain standards and agreements you have to maintain as an owner of a Canon Camera:

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(Owner's manual pg.2)

Grrrrrrreeeeeaaaaat!
Thanks for taking time for me...
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