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Should I worry?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by pdh, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Dear Abby

    Today I found I haven't taken a photograph.

    Should I worry, or is this just something that happens to all camera owners from time to time ?

    Yours truly

    Concerned
     
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  2. flysurfer

    flysurfer SC Top Veteran

    791
    Aug 31, 2011
    I once took 5 years between taking a single photograph. ;)
     
  3. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    If you still have a pulse and you are still breathing normally then there is no need to panic. If you are still concerned, tomorrow first thing, go to your nearest camera shop and pick up (hmmmm better hand over money too) an X100. It'll kick start your creativity ... the only side affect I can see is that you will be forever after inflicted with a silly grin on your face! Small price, me thinks.
     
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Paul,
    To start... Lay on the couch and relax...
    So Paul, do you think it's a problem resting your vision?
    Please explain....

    By the way, we are on 45 minute hours....
     
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  5. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Yep, I'd be listening to Briar!

    I went three weeks between photos and had no idea what was wrong with me. Look I had the best of lenses on my dSLR (Pentax) and a handy back-pocket compact (s95), and the moments just rolled by without a single one being framed. "What's wrong with me?", I wondered. Well the cycle of depresion led me to shop and after a good dose of wheeling and dealing, I found me a X100 and now things are all better again...for now. It's your set-up, man! Reevaluate! GAS is not a problem, it's a therapy (some rightly assert the panacea for all our ills) :laugh1:

    Seriously though when I hit a photographic fugue, I find devoting some time to looking at the work of others usually helps - some time with a Magnum or two usually helps. My tried and true photographic Prozac is Trent Parke, he normally does the trick....snaps me right back into it.

    Let us know how,and if, things improve.
     
  6. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    If you don't take a picture then think, study, read, breathe photography. Or just sit back and enjoy the light that you might have previously rushed out to get your camera to capture :wink:
     
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  7. time

    There is still time, get busy.:wink:
     
  8. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I take one or ten snaps every day or ten and then delete almost all of them so that I don't have to unload the memory card or fill up the hard drive. I mean, why over load the equipment. Then you just have to buy more, bigger, faster and of course then you need the latest software. But then with all that "stuff" you just have to justify the investment and go wild snappin' at any thing that catches the eye. Then it happens! GAS attack! The pics just aren't lookin' as good as they should, on the new super monitor. Wait, it must be this outdated camera, but it is only a few weeks old. How are you going to get it all balanced out. Ah, just give it a glance, a wink and go take a nap, dreamin' of that perfect shot. When you wake up, it will be all better.
     
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  9. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    BTW if you have an iPhone or any other smart phone then there is no excuse! So many cool photography apps, so little time.
     
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  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    PAD withdrawal?
     
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  11. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    I worry after a couple of days lol, then I go chase my dogs down to take photos, they always hide when I have a camera! hehehehe
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Fret not thyself, Paul. Go with the flow and remember that sometimes less is more.
     
  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I'm almost ready to puke.....
    Youse are all toooooooo nice.
    Paul... Get the heck off yer butt and get to werk!

    No charge for the therapy.....

    Seriously..... Time in photography relates to shutter speed only....
    So don't sweat off times.... Who's counting anyways?
    When ya have lulls.... do something totally unrelated like...
    clean the house, read a book, sleep...
    Just let passion grow and don't force yourself to produce... It would be crapola anyway...

    Forget about clean the house... Bad idea!
     
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  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    ah, saved by Dr. Springer's Patent Potion for Perspiring Photographers in Persistent Pain ...
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I like that image of Dr. Springer's potion, Paul. Now if only I had Photoshop.
     
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Paul, please pay paypal payment per prescribed potion.
     
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  17. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hmmm, funny you should say that ...

     
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  18. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    By Jove, I think he's got it.....
     
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  19. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Not bloody likely ...
     
  20. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    This is like having a nose, and not blowing it! I might go for weeks without an "actuation", but when I start it's hundreds or thousands. So don't worry, here in Australia there used to be a saying "have a Bex powder, and a good lie down". I'm off on a 28 day cruise around Australia next week. I'm taking my LX-2, G1, GF-1 and a heap of lenses. Won't need a Bex powder, and don't intend to lie down. Just hope there is time during the trip to recharge my camera batteries and download the images to my notebook.
    Cheers
    DUD
     
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