Photographers have good days and bad days. Good are these that are full of inspiration, glorious ideas, self-sacrificial models and weather that makes the cute lady from the news drop her jaw to the floor.
On the other hand, bad are the days when you feel that the same cute lady is only laughing at you on the screen, your model's hair is harder to contain than your neighbor's kids... and the inspiration - you don't even remember what that was anymore.
Yet, one can also find themselves in the situation of a good day with no time for shooting. That's for those of us who dare not call themselves full-time photographers because the wife/husband might hear it from the kitchen/living room.
As this summer unfolds I'm facing quite a few of these days. In a matter of days my wife and I will be in Bulgaria where new photo opportunities are just waiting for me. Yet, it appears that this will be our busiest summer ever.
That's how I came to the realization that I'm a thirsty photographer (for the time being). I have a list of well over fifty different setups and concepts which I just can't wait to put on the sensor. I'm constantly looking for a gap of time, when I still have enough mind fuel to power me through an hour or two of shooting, but I just cannot find that gap.
So, a question to all of you bi-vocational photographers: How do you find the gap? Do you just take a day off and shoot till the shutter overheats, or do you do F1 style 20min. shoots but more often?