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figuring out if i really want to buy an expensive camera [Oct. 19th, 2004|10:44 am]
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getting a good quality cam has been pressing on my mind for several months.  i know i'm a compulsive toy-buyer.  i'm looking at a pro setup that's over $1k.  i have the money, i don't have alot of photography knowledge.  maybe it's the bug from my dad since he's been in pro-photography all my life.  he did say he'd give me several $k worth of his older gear when i visit home during christmas if i want... i just need to get the main camera bod.  hmm. 

i'd have fun making artsy pics of the shit i see and want to capture.  but to what end.  i won't publish them or make money, and i know usually people other than the photographer don't fully appreciate the pics.  "oh that's nice.  ya sure, i like that."  -end of appreciation.  so... i think the main reason for getting it would be that i love the quiet simplicity, the captured perspective, the process of looking/finding/creatively-capturing/looking-back. 

but as with all my other expensive "enabling" purchases, it's another toy to perpetuate my adhd lifestyle. 
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[User Picture]From: evethedemoness
2004-10-19 03:00 pm (UTC)
i love photography. personally i think you should go for it. make a hobby of it or whatever ^.^
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[User Picture]From: knot_me
2004-10-20 12:54 am (UTC)

All for it

Yeah I know I maybe byasis but I think go for it if your dad will give you equipment and you just need a good body then get it. I mean it is always cool to have nice toys. I guess I would be worried that it would be to expensive you would be worried to use it. but probably not. Get it and play with it. I mean how much are you worth and your happiness, even your time. Even if you thought your time was only worth like 10 bucks an hour in one hondred hours you would have the grand. Follow your desires if you can offord them. :)
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2004-10-20 01:12 pm (UTC)

Re: All for it

::spends 130 hours::

; )
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