I didn’t take a single photo in November and it’s bumming me out

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I guess I'm a little different in that I'm shooting way less but I'm basically ok with that. Shooting for fun, just to shoot, is pretty much off the board for me. Now I pretty much only shoot when I want photos of something specific, and even then I'm always trying hard to just use my phone.

A big reason is certainly the whole "life gets in the way" thing. I may come back to photography in a much bigger way at some point, but I'm not pushing myself up do so.
 

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Hmm, it seems it was two or three?years ago that godox released the ad200 that was going to be the next big step in my photography so I bought three on black friday just to make sure. Two of the boxes are still unopened the good news is I finished (six months ago)converting a spare room into a photo studio (Haven't even taken a picture in it with my phone) with nice book cases so they are resting comfortably. Soon though very soon!
 

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It’s true. I feel like a chump. I have totally neglected my super awesome, technologically miraculous camera for an entire month.
Same here. I do count using my phone camera, though, because it's often the camera I'm carrying. Image capture is image capture, and at least I'm practicing.
 

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My last Motorsports event was in October and I’ve been dormant since then with regard to shooting
I always promise that I’ll get out and take some other genres but I always fail during the winter - it never seems so enticing to go out in the cold and/or wet
Looking forward to my next event at the end of February (World Motocross) when my enthusiasm will be back !
 
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My last Motorsports event was in October and I’ve been dormant since then with regard to shooting
I always promise that I’ll get out and take some other genres but I always fail during the winter - it never seems so enticing to go out in the cold and/or wet
Looking forward to my next event at the end of February (World Motocross) when my enthusiasm will be back !
I was going to suggest getting out and shooting snowmobile racing... but then checked your avatar etc and realized that may not be in the cards in your neck of the woods.

I’m sure you’d enjoy it though, cold weather notwithstanding. Over here they race on a freshwater lake... and the speeds they get to are such that they often zip across open water (sometimes substantial lengths) that appear in the frozen lakes... I think they’re absolutely bonkers myself. Btw... not all snowmobiles make it across the open spots!
 
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Well, this thread is making me alternately feel better and worse. Better because I know I'm not the only one having trouble making time and worse because some folks are indicating that it can get worse :eek-31:

Guess I just better get out there and MAKE time
 

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Same here. I do count using my phone camera, though, because it's often the camera I'm carrying. Image capture is image capture, and at least I'm practicing.
That's totally legitimate. I had a similar situation with my wife telling me listening to audiobooks didn't count to reach my reading goal for the year. I told her it's all about intent, and attentiveness... and not falling asleep as soon as the audiobook starts like she does. :D
 

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Similar situation here. It's the first time I've not contributed to "top five" but the saving grace it's that's due to my new project with photography (and a bit of fishing) in mind. I've been busy pimping my new ride, installing motor and electrics and knocking a trailer together as I suffer bursitis and can't lift the bugger onto my roof rack. I'm hoping to capture a few raptors on my local lake (2181 acres) which is mostly surrounded by private and inaccessible land. I yaked it many years ago at a time when I'd given photography a rest and noticed many wild dogs, feral pigs and deer so I'm hoping to capture some of them also. Just hoping I don't get a red bellied black slithering up the paddle into the yak as one once did! :eek: Hopefully, I'll have more to show next month.


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... Just hoping I don't get a red bellied black slithering up the paddle into the yak as one once did! :eek: Hopefully, I'll have more to show next month.
Seriously, how do any of you Aussies survive? Snakes; Spiders; Crocs; Sea Wasps; Great Whites; what am I missing? It's pretty bad when the shark is by far the least threatening option...
 

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Seriously, how do any of you Aussies survive? Snakes; Spiders; Crocs; Sea Wasps; Great Whites; what am I missing? It's pretty bad when the shark is by far the least threatening option...

Not forgetting...........!


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Nothing wrong with taking a "vacation" now and then. Gives you time to reflect on what you've been doing and the opportunity to think of some new ideas to try.
 

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Sometimes I just use my phone (although I do shoot at least once a week for birds):
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And be in the moment. I also just walk around my yard and shoot macros. Best of all is I go to a museum or art gallery and get re-inspired:) And I've been doing this for over 50 years.
 
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