kaypony wrote in post #11874413
Thank you all for your comments- they were very helpful. A few of the first photos from yesterday.... Lots of faults but I'm hopeful my family will like them anyway.
I'm also now living in Auckland and would love to get out and about with my camera (or without it) a little more so if anyone is planning any outings, I would definitely be keen.
Congrats, looks like you got some good images there
scotttnz wrote in post #11875367
<flameproof suit on>
So, I'm seriously considering selling all my camera gear getting myself a high end compact, and putting the rest of the moey into debt repayment.
In the last year I have taken less than 1500 photos, most of which could have used point and shoot for. That doesn't really justify the money I have tied up.
I've tried to revive my interest, but its not happening.
So if anybody wants any of the gear in my sig, please PM me. Otherwise I think it is going to go on trademe in the near future.
Any suggestions for a good compact would be appreciated too.
I was going to make all sorts of intelligent sounding comments, but they have been said already.
As said, don't rush into it.. but do what you think is right..
I'd like the 1.4 converter.. might be in NZ in March for a few days, so someone needs to organize a BBQ so I meet all you guys.
Sancho wrote in post #11875906
I have been there myself the last year. My gear does little more than take product shots for websites and tardme! Again a P&S could do that! I love the art still and the passion has never been far, its a time thing for me. I love getting creative and doing fashion type stuff but simply cannot justify the time it take in PP when I should be working. I have around 200 items sitting in boxes that are not listed, I have about 800 items to get on my website plus 3 other websites for different products altogether that haven't even been started yet! How can i justify spending a bunch of hours on a hobby when I have that in the inbox
Plus I'd probably get around 15-20K for what I have. Not needing the money at this stage but I have had the thought certainly several time in the last year.
Am hopeing now that I am full time I'll start to catch up on the backlog but it's happening very slowly! Then again I have taken on a bit of a social life again, visiting old mates on a regular basis, got back into indoor cricket, taking a few walks etc instead of 100% living to work. LOL - ooops... dribbled on a tad there
I can understand that problem.
My photography is also at a bit of a low at the moment due to lack of time & too many other things going on in my life.
gkuenning wrote in post #11876518
Yup, that's rignt. Billions of years ago, the Moon spun at a decent rate and showed all its faces. But the Earth's gravity caused tidal forces in the solid rock (just like the Moon causes our tides) and those forces gradually slowed its rotation until it kept one face always to us so that the forces were minimized.
Interestingly, according to Wikipedia
, there's a bit of a wobble so that we actually see 59% of the face instead of the expected 50%. Also, the Moon is slowing the Earth down just as we slowed it down, so that eventually we would only show one face to it (except the Sun will have melted us first!).
Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh Were going to die!
lil_miss wrote in post #11877113
Makes a bit of sense Scott.... I love our Powershot S90 for when we cant be assed taking the SLR kit out anywhere.. has full manual controls and takes some pretty cool photos when it wants to..
In other news - a little closer to full time photography here - I'm now working 4 days a week at the day job... got a hellish photographic workload at the moment hoping that will help - far too many beautiful weddings... however we're not complaining.. still loving it & its now coming up 5 years since we kicked things off...
Sounds excellent. Cingratulations & hope it all goes well.