Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Boid, Aug 4, 2013.
There have been a number of posts on GAS recently, this is another one.
The Science of G.A.S.
I blame the 'drug pushers' aka camera companies for feeding my addiction.
too much science......not enough gear. I got about halfway down the page and started to feel like I was in school in again. I immediately closed the page and considered shopping for a new camera bag.
All these articles about the evils of GAS are dangerous. You see, whenever people start getting preachy about a subject, I just want to do the opposite to prove them wrong. Please someone find me some articles praising the sheer awesomeness of GAS to save me some money. Please!!!
anyway, i can't wait for the xf56 and xf24 to release.
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I prefer to be called a gear slut rather than be diagnosed GAS because of "an imbalance between the brain regions associated with reward and stress" by a pseudo scientist. Man would life be boring if we were all perfect. And anyway, who would define perfect?
Another pseudo scientist. Perhaps a commission of several!
Either that or the collective judgement of the forum of your choice on DPR...
I have family photos of when I was a toddler I would make a circle of my books and toys go sit in the middle of them and look at them and pick one or another. I still sort of do that with my books and cameras (I don't think I make a circle though). I guess it's my character flaw but I'm okay with that. Better than some other habits like drinking or drugs. I'm just a camerawhore or camerahoarder.
LOL I shop bought one camera bag yesterday and ordered a different one online when I got back home! I hadn't even pulled the first one out of the poly bag before I clicked the button!
This is no laughing matter. You need to seek help.
Were they at least different types of bags?
i bought a small camera bag over a week ago, then bought a small notebook for it.
i have another bag i'd like to buy another computer for. haha
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Bags... I'm looking for a new bag too. Must have something suitable for the Nikon 1 gear. LOL!!
You're a gear slut
And actually you're right, I don't think it's a stress reward thing.. I think it's an I WANT THAT SHINEY THING thing. Perfect is an average.. this just means we are all ABOVE average
I made the mistake of thinking that if I knew how to use my gear, it would make me a better photographer. And its the gear that was stopping me from making great works of art. Well, that turned out to be a load of rubbish. I now know how to use my camera, I know the ins and outs of every possible setting for various settings/situations and it still amounts to nada, zippity doodah, a big fat nothing.
I taught myself how to edit using various software, figured out stuff like luminosity masks, and ETTR and signal to noise ratios of various gear, editing skin tones using frequency separation, all kinds of rubbish. Ten thousand filters and many thousands of dollars of gear later, I've come to the conclusion that interesting people make interesting photographs. That's it. There's no big secret here. And right now I'm not all that interesting a photographer. I just have a bunch of interesting gear.
Reading back this sounds like a declaration or something, its not. It's just something I have come to realise about myself and the kind of photographs I want to make. It will be different for different people. But I need to get out there more and well... be interesting I guess.
Yep, the first was a Kata lite 437-DL just big enough to carry a CSC and a couple of lenses, purse and phone. The second was a Lowepro passport sling for days I want to carry additional junk with me.
I have the passport sling also, its great for carrying a couple of different cameras (compacts) and your wallet, a bottle of water, keys, phone etc. My Crumpler 6MDH stays home, its a nuisance, noisy velcro that wont let go in a hurry, i need two hands to undo it. No stealth there, whatever. And I have a really really old bag which I bought in 1979 or 1980, which is quite small, but fits an amazing quantity of DSLR gear... it looks like a camera bag though, and it cant be worn across the chest, so it stays home too. The passport sling is my most used big bag. Otherwise its a small case in my regular shoulder bag.
I think I still want a Domke. I'd love to have a Hadley small, but cannot justify the cost.
I often buy gear (Cameras, bags accessories and other cool stuff) and promptly forget I did it. When it arrives by mail or courier, It's like Christmas as a kid every time. Who needs drugs when you get that sort of a high at least once a month.
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