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All out of love with my camera

Rich G is off-line
22 February 2014 18:13
SMILESPHOTO
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SMILESPHOTO
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United Kingdom
Kent


Problems! After finally finding the incentive to arrange a couple of shoots for next month, the result of which even gave me the confidence to post a short notice shoot for tomorrow , I decided this evening to dust off the camera in readiness. However, it now feels 'soiled' having spent 3 months with our friends in blue and is now giving me issues. I feel I don't really want to touch it. Will a new camera put me back to where I was 6 months ago or has the magic gone?
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Kizer is off-lineSilver Member
23 February 2014 04:13
Kizer
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Kizer
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United Kingdom
Staffordshire
Stoke-on-Trent

Yeah I can see your point,
The magic will always be there you just put it on a back burner.
Not sure if new equipment will pull you out of this, it could be a expensive mistake.
But what ever you do the best of luck with it..

On a good note I've been into photography since I was 17 and I'm having my 60th in April, photography has been on the back burner a few times through different reasons but I still come back to it.
Hope this helps.


Rich G is off-line
23 February 2014 06:00
SMILESPHOTO
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SMILESPHOTO
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United Kingdom
Kent


Thanks Steve - I think you're right about 'expensive mistake'.

They say that if you fall off your horse you need to get back on again as quickly as possible. It sounds stupid but I feel my camera has been soiled so I'm thinking giving it a good clean might help. Perhaps I'm photographically OCD!
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Frank Sinnott is off-line
23 February 2014 10:30
frankpht
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frankpht
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United Kingdom
London


I think you're over thinking on this and after all it is only a camera. Yet it was and is yours and what has happened to it is not the cameras fault. Love your camera you paid good money for it. Anything that replaces it will still be only a camera.


gerryquiff is off-lineSilver Member
23 February 2014 18:09
gerryquiff
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gerryquiff
Location
United Kingdom
Lanarkshire
Bonnie Scotland

Rich, get down to the £ shop for hand/pocket warmers, and fingerless gloves, wrap up warmishly,  stick a walkabout lens on a body, and go wander the streets, and look for interesting images, with your talent, you'll see something that makes you stop and shoot.  

Take a camera bag, and you'll never take the camera out.  Taking a tripod slows you down, and creates fuss. so it's got to be just a camera and lens.  

Stop procrastinating.  
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Rich G is off-line
23 February 2014 20:39
SMILESPHOTO
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SMILESPHOTO
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United Kingdom
Kent


Cheers Gerry - the idea of shooting without a tripod is food for thought as it's something I never tend to do
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diipii is off-line
24 February 2014 06:55
diipii
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Location
United Kingdom
Worcestershire


Never worry about these spells. It's either your brain telling you its had enough photography for now and time to try something else or you just need a break because of other reasons. Either way you can't lose. I haven't fired a shot in anger for four years and I know the reason why but I am gradually feeling the old hunger to get out and shoot again. I wont rush it and I have a feeling that I might be trying species of photography I haven't explored for a long time.
It only happens all the time.


DANNYRICH.co . is off-line
25 February 2014 08:19
dannyrich
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dannyrich
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United Kingdom
North Yorkshire


Had one of those spells recently. Didnt shoot from End of Nov to last Friday due to life/work commitments.

Regarding whether a new camera might help, maybe but always a risk.

I have recently bought into the Fuji X series and this really has brought my thoughts back to photography and its small enough to take places with you whether you use it or not... less laboured more fun?


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
25 February 2014 08:45
RedChecker
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RedChecker
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

Almost nine months for me now without a proper full-day shoot

Time and money have been in short supply for months (made worse by having to get a new car and then crashing the thing), and as a result my motivation's suffered.  My day job's also been somewhat hellish for months and the last thing I wasnt to do when I'm home is sit at a screen and edit photos.  Not to mention all the RedChecker is a naughty person ty weather we've had, hopefully will pick up the desire to shoot again now the day's are getting longer and weather getting warmer.
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Malc is off-lineSilver Member
25 February 2014 09:03
cziiki
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cziiki
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United Kingdom
London
London

One good shoot with the old camera and you're back in the saddle. treat her like a pet that's been in the kennels and has to get familiar with you again! she needs TLC not rejection

or,try just using your phone camera for a while? you're not carrying anything extra, you can take a picture anywhere, and nowadays samsung, sony, nokia certainly give perfectly good results for computer screens. and you might find you're photographing different things and getting back to that 'seeing with new eyes' thing that photography gives you at the start. several of my most faved pics on dA were taken with a Galaxy Note II (not that you judge photography based on faves in dA but still...!)



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