do you think photography is an expensive hobby?

Philippines
July 28, 2008 10:14am CST
hehehehe... well, i mean with the prices of film before and the cost of having it developed. but nowadays with cool gadgets and accessories all around us... is it still an expensive hobby? i am trying hard to be content with my two-year old sony cybershot digital camera... LOL
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
28 Jul 08
yes it is a very expensive hobby because if you buy a really good 35 mm digital camera and you buy a few good lenses for the camera, it can really run up. it can get to be a very expensive hobby but most definitely a very fun one.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 08
hi thanks for the reply. i agree. i am content with old digicam.. hahahaha... and just use photoshop to jazz it up. LOL
@ronard (19)
• China
28 Jul 08
it's not an expensive hobby if you buy one digital camera,of course if you like to do some professional work it will be very expensive to keep a good camera and more lens.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 08
hi thanks for the reply. how true, it depends on the level of interest, right?
• Malaysia
28 Jul 08
hello shiloh_222, Photography hobby is quite expensive as specially in this day but it's more enjoyable went you know how.. i use to have friend who love this kind of hobby. He always took picture with his high digital camera and the photo that he took gave him alots of cash. thanks for asking.
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
hi thanks for the reply... i just met a talented man with a hobby of digital photography. i am so wowed. LOL. i guess he is also earning much from it.
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
i also like photography very much and i could say that photography is not that expensive compared to when it was years back then. i hope that you will not lose hope in your hobby and would continue doing what you like best...capturing the beauty around you. please do share with us your works and hope that in the future it will be an instrument to make you a blessing to others especially those who wants to take up photography but could not afford.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 08
hi thanks for the reply. i am an amateur... hahahhaa.. and i am content with my 2 year old digicam. i just tweaked in photoshop..hahahaha... how about you?
@jessej9 (395)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Hi Shiloh, I do agree that Photography is an expensive hobby, if you are really into it. With the professional camera being readily available to all kinds of consumers, one can get the highest quality of camera and accessories in certain stores. And if one will really invest in photography, well one will not really be contented in just buying a "mediocre" model or a product. Of course one will want to buy the best in the line of the products that is available. And with technology rising up fast, what is the top of the line product may easily be replaced anytime. For me I want to buy new gear for the camera but I am limited by the budget. I do hope someday I'll be able to buy all that I wanted for photography!
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
hi thanks for the reply. i just raised this topic since i met a person who is after cool cameras and lenses and whatever gadget that is attached to his camera.. hehehe... however, the results are astoundingly beautiful.. hehehehe... i am using sony cybershot.
@chandu245 (647)
• India
29 Jul 08
Ya offcourse it's an costliest or expensive hobby. But some body from that they will feel free to see or remember their olden days. But nawadays cyber shots or video recordings all are emerged.
@trickiwoo (2703)
• United States
28 Jul 08
It is extremely expensive! I've spent thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars on my cameras, lenses, flashes, filters, tripods, bags, memory cards etc. And that doesn't even include spending money on computers or editing programs such as Photoshop! And that's just what I've bought so far! In the future I plan on purchasing studio lighting, backgrounds, etc. so I expect to spend a lot more money on that! One day I would love to own a digital medium format camera... which can cost well over $40,000! So yes... photography is an extremely expensive hobby!