- Aug 6, 2012
- Reaction score
- near St Louis
- Can others edit my Photos
- Photos OK to edit
Even if you have kids they may not want your photos. I showed my oldest all of my hard drives and have a corresponding documents that state what is in each one. I shot a lot of video before photos. Her eyes just rolled back.I'm retired and will turn 70 in a month. I've shot photos seriously since the 1980s, except for a 6 year hiatus.
In the last 10 yrs I've post a few to Flickr here and there. My wife will look at some of them if I call her over. I have no kids to pass on my body of work. I'm discouraged w/ photography asking myself...why? I enjoy shooting and simple editing as a creative outlet but it seem pointless. So I'm thinking of selling my gear and get something really small and basic like Nikon Z30 w/ small kit lens, or similar, so I don't ask my self... why do this hobby and what to do with all these decades of photographs.
Does anyone else feel this way?
My husband has zero interest in photography. The last few years we have explored areas of interest in a 50 mile radius. He enjoys short walks while I take photos. For decades we were busy raising a family, work, volunteer work, taking care of parents that we now have time to explore hidden gems in our area.
Do you do any portrait work? You could volunteer your time to friends or someone in your community that can't afford photos. I take portraits of family and friends. There have been times I volunteered photos for my daughters' young friends that can't afford photos.
There are times that I lose interest in photography. I take a break and do something different. The weekly challenges here are a good kick start to try something new. Getting a new lens helps to spark interest