How obsessed with photography are you?

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  1. NGH

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    it's just a hobby... it's not important to me at all... no, not at all... Okay so I have more cameras than teeth. Okay so I've looked at some sort of photography website/forum/app several times today and it's not quite lunchtime..
    It's not a problem. I'm not obsessed. Nope.

    Must get back to doing some work. ....hmm shall I use the Kodak or Ilford next time out?....


     
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    Tropicalmemories No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think my obsession is with the images. I want to capture moments in time, before they are lost "like tears in the rain".

    My cameras are just tools to achieve this aim.

    I even took a camera on one of my first dates with the lady who would become my wife - and whenever I look at this simple snap, I can remember how I felt when looking over the table 10 years ago. I can also remember trying to only look into her eyes, and failing. :)

    And when we're old, I hope we'll get pleasure viewing the images of our travels together, my attempts at glamour photography, and our many, many selfies.

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  3. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren Move, I'm Gay. Praise Satan. Supporting Member

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    I love it a lot, but I have to be careful not to get burnt out on it because I do it professionally. I find that having other hobbies helps me love photography even more by keeping it from taking over my life.
     
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    the only hobbies I have are going to work, trying to figure out a way to stay home from work, and designing houses in my head.

    Playing with a camera is a really good thing. Getting a random photo off is really godly. Thankfully I have a rabbit family in the yard that like to come out late afternoon on the weekend when im home
     
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    When I got sick a long time ago I decided to take my pain and passion to photography. I started with a Nikon D5100 until I sold it and took some time away and got back in to photography few months ago when I bought my first Nikon D810 got a great deal on it since it was brand new.
     
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    Bear Dale No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How obsessed with photography are you?

    In dollar value, I'll say what you Americans say in court "I'll take the 5th" !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. johngpt

    johngpt Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I can quit any time.
    Really.
     
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    Sharpshooterr TPF Noob!

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    Mostly I spend a lot of time thinking about Girls!
    After that I think about sex, drugs and rock & roll.
    After that my danged job takes priority for a big chunk of my days.
    But I do shoot a lot of my photography professionally but the good thing is that the only time I have to think about photography, is while I’m thinking about photography, otherwise I’d probably think about it all the time!!! LoL
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    Sharpshooterr TPF Noob!

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    For your sake, I hope you have more than 2 cameras!!!
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    star camera company TPF Noob!

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    I’m 94% collector and 6% photographer. I have a camera from my collection close by at all times. Like the gent with a .600 Westley Richards Double Barrel Elephant Gun...I don’t NEED to *USE* my gear to absolutely enjoy owning it. But the obsession level is the same. And I’m good with it
     
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  11. NGH

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    Ha ha yes indeed I do and for the record I have two less teeth than I should have :)
     
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    I am older than most trees and started taking photos before zoom lens existed. Of course, earning $79 a month doing my military service I couldn't afford lens anyway. I can remember how excited I got when Tri-X arrived with ASA 400 and, whoo-hoo, the sky was the limit. And life went on. I had a nice little Durst enlarger and enjoyed darkroom work. Then I got married. I soon had a choice of taking photos or having sex and making the wrong choice I ended up with neither. And, life went on.

    When I got divorced, older, and had a better income I started taking photos again and when I moved to Mexico I got a digital camera. I soon found I wasn't enjoying photography. I sat down and wrote out all the steps in my photography and ranked the steps from Most Important/Enjoyable to Least. Then, I kept a log on how I was spending my time.

    I found that most of my time was being spent on the step I found the least enjoyable. So, I corrected and I love taking photos again.

    Two years ago I put my camera in the closet with my lens collection and other paraphernalia. I was tired of toting all the stuff. I got a mirrorless camera and had three lens. I got tired of carrying that around and decided to see what I could do with a phone camera. Since I'm hard of hearing I'd never got a cell phone.

    I think the phone techology is amazing, the editing programs are awesome, and I'm having fun again.
     
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