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Burnt out- What to do

 
pyrojim
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Apr 05, 2012 00:34 as a reply to post 14212319 |  #16

Its easy to get burnt out on a lot of things. I am currently in graduate school(only the first semester), and I am already starting to get a bit daunted by the prospect of 2.5 more years with the possibility of 5 more after that....


So, my advice is to find things that help you relax!


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Apr 05, 2012 01:05 |  #17

Havent much to add , just hope it all works out for you and you get over this hump quickly.


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Apr 05, 2012 18:37 |  #18

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14196518external link
Put the camera down and go get a hobby that doesn't involve photography...


i think FlyingPhotog has the right idea here, TBH it just sounds like your job is starting to drag on you. we have all been there mate. i found that since i am involvled with photocopiers, computers and electronices 40+ hours a week. the last thing i want to do is play around with em in my spare time. so i found two hobbies that take me away from the technical world, photography is a way for me to express my creative side. the other hobby i have is flying gliders, it's just you and an aircraft with the basic flight instuments, no wizz bang gadgets etc. not sure if this helps or not just my 5 cents worth


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Tom ­ Reichner
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Apr 05, 2012 21:58 |  #19

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14196518external link
Put the camera down and go get a hobby that doesn't involve photography...

But if he puts the camera down, he won't have an income. How would the mortgage get paid, how would gas get in the car, food on the table, etc?

That is akin to telling a carpenter to "put the hammer down and go spend your time doing a hobby instead of working." It doesn't seem to make sense to me.


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Apr 09, 2012 23:16 |  #20

Funny enough, I recently shot a wedding(which I dont post process unless I want them for my personal use) and I had a great time. It really was a good time to shoot and not have to worry about what will I post process these like, having to pose things/people, or deal with people for that matter. The quote in my signature describes me almost perfectly and I finally get to do it there. I am now looking forward to a few gigs I have coming up here in the near future.

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Apr 10, 2012 03:00 |  #21

Shot for many years paid but less than a year before that is when I got into photography. That quick entry into the industry made me feel excited, anxious and disgusted in almost one fell swoop. I eventually sold all my gear and just switched to small gear. I get asked for gigs once in a while but I just refer them to the studio that trained me, although I will second shoot once in a great while.
I've always had a fascination for tech stuff, sneakers and sports so it's ben easy to keep myself occupied away from shooting for money but I don't think I'd ever get use to not having a capable camera


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brokensocial
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Apr 10, 2012 21:15 |  #22

Take a break. The cameras will still be there when you get back.


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rick_reno
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Apr 11, 2012 10:15 |  #23

Nick, sounds like you made it over the hump...should be good from here on out,.




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