The More I Think About New Gear, The Less I Shoot

A photo made at my desk.

A photo made at my desk.

Lately I’ve been mildly obsessed with a couple of cameras: the Nikon D7100 as a better-focusing replacement for one or both of my D7000s, and the Fujifilm X100s for traveling light. This despite the fact that I haven’t been making pictures or carrying a camera lately.

A photo made at a bar.

A photo made at a bar.

This is a common pattern. I experience some dissatisfaction, decide a new camera is what I need, spend hours doing research, and stop making pictures.  I think it’s highly likely that what I want more than a different camera is to be a different person. Perhaps the money would be better spent on therapy.

A photo made in my backyard.

A photo made in my backyard.

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One response to “The More I Think About New Gear, The Less I Shoot

  1. Myrna Cambianica

    we all have lulls in our photography for one reason or another shooting/point of view/portfolios/body of work all need a bit of personal space … therapy is not the answer … just give a bit of time and start shooting again … in the wonderful way that is YOU!

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