Are You a Thirsty Photographer?

posted on 19th of june, 2008

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...

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Comments (2)

Posted by Bradcalkins on June 26, 2008
It is pretty much F1 style for me whenever I can fit it in. I get some time when the kids are napping, but evenings and weekends are the most likely time for me to get a chance to take some photos. I try to focus on still life / isolated shots in the winter since it can be hard to find any time outside during daylight, and try to blitz the landscape type shots during the few weeks a year when sunrise is at 6-7am and sunset around 8-9pm as it fits well into my schedule. A real key for me is to take my camera with me wherever I go - there is often an opportunity to spend 1 minute and get a few shots. My work requires that I travel quite a bit but it rarely translates into time to shoot so I take the opportunities when they present themselves.
Posted by Littlemacproductions on June 20, 2008
I write down all my ideas in a journal and sketch out what I have in mind. Most never make find completion, but some do. The time I commit is usually on the weekends. The best time for me to actually shoot is when I am away from my permanent home and in my escape home. There I spend quality time setting up the shoot. Soooo.. I guess I plan it!

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