Photography - not for me

@Mare73 (1335)
United States
September 17, 2008 12:42pm CST
Well ladies and gents, I've decided to give up on the photography. After 4 weddings, a modeling photoshoot and a sweet sixteen; I've discovered it is not for me. :-( Anybody interested in buying a camera?
6 responses
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Aw no way..Did the shoots etc not go well for you? or you just didnt have your heart in it? What do you want for the camera?? what comes with it?
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
17 Sep 08
The camera is a Nikon D40 and it has the lens it came with 18-55mm and I have an additional lens which is a 70-300mm. I currently have it on craigslist for $750 b.o. The shoots went well. I guess I just like taking pictures for 'fun' instead of 'work' - if you know what I mean.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Yea I hear ya...Damn thats out of my price range right now which sucks but oh well, figured I'd ask...Mind you its my birthday soon and that would be a lovely gift to me from you
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
17 Sep 08
You goober! Oh I also have 2 cases of 4x6 and 8x10 paper:-)
@rocker21 (2717)
• India
17 Sep 08
aahaha never give up it took me 2 years with a webcamera to master photography basics! You must never ever give up !
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Patience....is one of the major things I lack in life. I have none - zilch - nada -zippo! My husband tries to encourage me and help me out when he sees my patience running thin - which is quite frequently.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
17 Sep 08
why have you given up? maybe you should do some reading on the subject? but if you are determined to sell your camera, you could try your local classified or ebay even?!
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
17 Sep 08
You know I've never gotten into Ebay - too complicated for me - I like simplicity :-) I guess it's just not what I thought. I do enjoy taking pictures - but not for 'work'...
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I've gone through that my friend. I haven't done wedding or modeling photo shoots or anything professional really. I just go around shooting and whenever I go to a party, I have my camera with me. After reviewing my pictures, I always feel like giving up. But then I take a break for a while and realize that I just need to practice my technique. I suggest you don't sell your camera first and try shooting more. It takes a long time to get really good. Don't give up just yet! Would you happen to have a link to your work? I'd like to see your shoots.
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
18 Sep 08
Don't percieve it as "work". Think of it more as a "hobby"...something that you enjoy. You've got a great camera there, and trust me, if you sell it, you'll regret it later on. Not only that, but you ARE allowed to shoot for fun when you're not working. Now...think of all the photos that you haven't taken yet. cdrxo
• Australia
17 Sep 08
You wouldn't be the first person who ruined a hobby by trying to make a business of it! Keep the Nikon ` it's a bit overpriced for the specs in today's market: they are bringing about $350-$500 with the kit lens, and a second hand 70-300mm isn't going to add that much extra to the sale. Use it and rekindle the LOVE of photography that started you down this road in the first place.