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Why do you do Photography?
« on: April 16, 2013, 12:02:07 AM »
Im just wondering what the breakdown of canonrumors' is.

Im pretty sure I overspend on this hobby of mine which I still consider as a new hobby (2-3 years now?) but I once read online, "some people's hobbies are boats, some are cars, both are much more expensive then photography." I guess thats how I justify my almost 10k worth of gear that doesnt pay back a single cent.

Currently I have a 5D mk3, 24-70L mk1, 24-105L, 50L, 70-200L 2.8 IS II, despite all that Im still thinking of picking up a 24-70L mk2. My girlfriend keeps stealing my mk1 =[

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Why do you do Photography?
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 12:56:14 AM »
That is a good enough reason to upgrade right there!

Im just wondering what the breakdown of canonrumors' is.

Im pretty sure I overspend on this hobby of mine which I still consider as a new hobby (2-3 years now?) but I once read online, "some people's hobbies are boats, some are cars, both are much more expensive then photography." I guess thats how I justify my almost 10k worth of gear that doesnt pay back a single cent.

Currently I have a 5D mk3, 24-70L mk1, 24-105L, 50L, 70-200L 2.8 IS II, despite all that Im still thinking of picking up a 24-70L mk2. My girlfriend keeps stealing my mk1 =[
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 12:59:19 AM »
Ummmm....because I can't draw or paint very well?
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Seriously, for me this is a way to help remember nuances of places and people.  It forces me to slow down and look around me.  Even when I don't take a pic, I'll admire the view or the lighting or the architecture just a bit differently.  And, when I do have a "keeper" it adds to the experience.  My name is not Capo or Adams or Eisenstadt or Bourke-White.  I don't do this to earn a living or to even show others.  I do it for me.

Now, if I could only figure out a way to not work for a living........
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 02:45:02 AM »
Ummmm....because I can't draw or paint very well?
 ;D

Seriously, for me this is a way to help remember nuances of places and people.  It forces me to slow down and look around me.  Even when I don't take a pic, I'll admire the view or the lighting or the architecture just a bit differently.  And, when I do have a "keeper" it adds to the experience.  My name is not Capo or Adams or Eisenstadt or Bourke-White.  I don't do this to earn a living or to even show others.  I do it for me.

Now, if I could only figure out a way to not work for a living........


I think that pretty well says it, including the first line, Photography for me ensures I take the time to look around me, appreciate being alive, appreciate the world and all the truly wonderful things in it, it gets me off my arse & out the door, the Images are just part of it, I love the smells of the Bush in Africa, the Blue & White starkness of the Arctic/Antarctic, it's part of the Adventure of Travel of going somewhere for a reason, and the Images are about coming back with not just the memories.

Now Canon, where the hell is that 200-400f/4
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 02:50:39 AM »
Photography and my girlfriend (6 years now) seem to be the only things I never get tired of. I get so much energy and inspiration and it makes me want to push myself to be better and never dissapoint. It must be love.

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 03:27:51 AM »
I first enjoyed photography because I loved capturing the beauty of the world around me, from the very small details to the massive landscapes.
I still love and enjoy that but now I get more of a kick from capturing the special moments in my life and the lives of those around me. There's nothing quite like looking back on a shot and all the memories come flooding back as well as the emotions that come with it; plus, it's quite useful because I have an awful memory!
I also have to agree with one of the posts above, it gives me a reason to go out and have adventures, and capturing great shots is just a bonus! (if it happens :P)
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 03:48:10 AM »
Because I love to photograph people.
Because I love to freeze the moment & expression.
Because I love art.


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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 04:07:16 AM »
Sometimes I'm so amazed by the beauty of reality that I need to save it somehow. Sometimes I would like to start from reality and make something entirely new. Oh, and I'd love to be paid for that, but I'm not there yet.. so much more shooting and experimenting to do..

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 04:44:28 AM »
Why do you breathe.

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 05:04:41 AM »
Photography is like a conversation with someone who lets me ask lots of questions. But I usually only get a good answer when I ask a good question.

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 05:44:22 AM »
Photography is like a conversation with someone who lets me ask lots of questions. But I usually only get a good answer when I ask a good question.

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 06:08:32 AM »
I love history, and hence also recording - sometimes snapshots, sometimes better.
And also because it's my only realistic artistic output as I can't draw, paint or write prose.
And I can aspire to create my own works for the walls at home.
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 06:21:01 AM »
Why do you breathe.
Absolutely!

And because it is there (to be photographed)
PS: George Mallory copied my thoughts in advance (even before I was born...)

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Re: Why do you do Photography?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013, 06:22:21 AM »
Because I love it, getting paid or not.

Its like a thing when you were a kid that you kind of outgrew as you age yet the hidden joy is still there,
just waiting to be discovered again, just waiting for the trigger..... that results to a click of a shutter. No joke! LOL.

You guys described it way better than I can. ;D
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Re: Why do you do Photography?
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