Photography - not for me
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?
• 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.
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.
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
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.