Are other noob's as obsessed as I am?

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  1. hankejp

    hankejp TPF Noob!

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    Just wondering if this is normal or if I should be seeking help. It seems that I am obsessed with my new found hobby.

    I am taking my camera everywhere, just in case. Every where I go I try to think what everything would look like in an exposure. I am constanly on these forums reading tips and looking at photos. Yesterday I sat out on my deck in 30 degree weather for 1 1/2 hours just waiting for som ebirds to come in to take a picture of them.

    I'm sure there is more, but I can't remember them all. Are you or were you like this when you 1st started?

    I've only been shooting since the end of August. Please tell me it's just not me?:D
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    For the first 10 years I carried a camera everywhere except at work. Then I began working full time as a photographer, so now I carry a camera everywhere. My right, middle finger has a callus on the side the size of an acorn where Canon DSLR grips rub.
     
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    hankejp TPF Noob!

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    lol, I had to read that a couple of times.
     
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    I love taking pictures, and since I live in a rural town, whenever I travel into the city, like today, I take my camera because city sights are so foreign to me after being out of the city for 20 years. Photography meshes nicely with my former hobby of people watching. I could sit in the foot court at the mall for hours with my wife just commenting on how people are dressed, etc..
     
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    I've gone back and forth-- on the one hand I love having a camera with me to capture anything that I might see but on the other hand it can sometimes leave you missing the fun to have a big camera hanging off of your shoulder, so I think it can, on occasion, be healthy to go and do things without a camera.
     
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    that is completely ok...doing this you can practice your shots to. there is no problem with that..i think even if your starring to eat your lunch you will try to take a picture of those too. lol
     
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    I am right there with ya!
     
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    I'll chime in here too. I am one of those who takes their camera everywhere. I even take it to work on occasion. I terrorize my family with my flashes and constantly make them pose for me and get in front of my home made backdrop setup, etc etc... You are definitely not alone. :p
     
  9. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    BTilson TPF Noob!

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    Ha... I lol'd. Literally. For some reason.
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Birds that you email to other person. :) lol

    Actually, I think the OP mean .. "some birds" instead of "som ebirds"
     
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    I wish I can bring my camera everywhere I go, but I can't and I don't want to leave my camera in my car all day. Don't want it stolen.
     

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