Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ten Top Warnings You are Addicted to Photography


1. Everywhere you go you are always composing compositions even if you don't have your camera with you.

2. You keep your camera in the car and every time you stop at a light you are photographing until someone honks behind you.

3. Before you go to bed at night you look at camera lenses and new cameras. You make camera purchases well beyond your means. You justify this by thinking peanut butter sandwiches and ramen noodles will be just fine for the rest of the month.

4. You drive a 1992 Tempo in bad need of repair, but your camera bag holds over 8,000 dollars in equipment. And you think, if you will get a needed radiator, or a 500mm lens. You purchase the 500mm lens.

5. You have 20 gigabytes of memory cards and that is never enough for a full day shooting.

6. You go to the mountains with ten gallons of water in your trunk. Sometime, you will get that radiator fixed, but right now you got to get that picture.

7. You tell everyone that you are a photographer, but they tell you they have a camera too. The next time you see them you tell them again you are a photographer.

8. Your camera is sent out for repairs and you are going through withdraws. You find cold sweats and hallucinations cannot be cured by aspirins.

9. You buy camera stuff you will never use. And, your camera bag has a nice heft To it. Most of the pictures you take are skewed to the right, because your right arm is now longer.

10. You bargain with the auto mechanic. You tell him you will do a great photograph session with his family. If only he would replace the radiator and blown head gasket at a discount.

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