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Does your significant other enjoy photography?

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Jan 29, 2015 08:32 as a reply to  @ post 17405449 |  #16

No, not really. She takes plenty of pictures and video with her iphone, but has no desire to learn my camera. She likes me spending time on portraits and candids of the kids, but doesn't really get my passion for landscape or abstract stuff, or really even the editing/tinkering side of it.

The situation is kind of ok with me, because if there was another one of us with this hobby... it would be even more expensive than it already is! ;-)a :-P

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Jan 29, 2015 09:24 |  #17

I wish my wife shared my passion for photography. She is even less interested in being the subject of my interest. She actually likes to take photos with her cell phone, and actually has a better eye for composition.
She is also not very happy with the cost of the gear that I like. We have many shared interests outside of photography though, which takes time away from taking photos.

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Jan 29, 2015 10:45 |  #18

My girlfriend actually owns a DSLR but rarely uses it, especially now we're together ... I became the photographer of trips, etc. She still snaps some stuff on her phone and likes to edit those on phone apps, so she does have some interest in photography but not very extensive.

She's a big fan of my work, which is nice - probably a bigger fan than I am. Although she doesn't like it when Photography starts to take-over from being with her when we're together somewhere.

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Jan 29, 2015 15:01 |  #19

I don't have a significant other, but if I did I'd love it to be someone who was keen on photography. Especially if he had a great collection of fast primes I could borrow :lol:

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Jan 29, 2015 21:44 |  #20

When we got married 33 years ago I was an aspiring amateur photographer. I was also doing technical and surveillance photo work for the Navy. about 25 years ago the wife started getting into the artsy side of photography and we started working together and ended up with a fairly capable B&W darkroom setup. My background had been more of the technical side and I never really could get her to accept the idea of "take a technically correct" photo and go for the edgy artsy stuff but we had a bunch of fun with it even though she has never gotten into the technical and theory side of it, she's perfectly capable of it but just won't delve into that pool. Somewhere after we bought our current house 20 years ago the darkroom got packed away in the move and then my Canon AE1 died and I was busy keeping a roof over our head and keeping the kids fed and in braces and associated stuff so things got put on the back burner.

The Wife got into the digital side of things with her art degree and working in the graphic arts/design field and she went through a series of digital cameras. A few years ago we got her a Nikon D90 (I had hopes of using it quite a bit myself). She'd get a little touchy if I wanted to borrow her camera, in part I think because I generally got better results then her, so I just left it alone for a few years. After years of being mostly disappointed with the results I was getting with point and shoots I decided I was going to get a "good" camera for myself. Spent a couple of months researching the gear in my price range and ended up with a Canon 70D. I have to remind the wife that her camera is a 90 and mine is only a 70 or she starts to get touchy again;-)a.
We've started getting out on photo taking trips again and we're having fun with it again.

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Jan 30, 2015 20:05 |  #21

My wife isn't into photography but she supports my hobby. Her only complaint is that I take photos of everything except the two of us.

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Jan 30, 2015 21:08 |  #22

Fortunately no. Photography for me in definitely a 1-person activity.

She likes my photos, likes to have ones of the kids and family events and like to have my landscapes on the walls.

She doesn't use a cell phone camera, but I have gotten her to use an S90 in P-mode so I can process the raws which she does use occasionally.

I pretty much get to spend what I want - but a lens at $3k or more isn't going to happen.

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Jan 31, 2015 15:52 |  #23

My wife has no interest in photography. I've tried to change that but to no avail. It would be nice to get some feedback or encouragement. When I head out to take pictures I leave her at home so she won't be squirming around in the truck looking at her watch. I know a few couples who go shooting together and envy them.

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Feb 01, 2015 06:32 |  #24


Find something your wife enjoys and then work your photography around it. For example, if she enjoys a ride in the country and a nice lunch out, then do that and take some photos along the way. The hobby of photography is something a husband and wife CAN enjoy just need to be creative and work at it. Certainly others here on the forum can give you some suggestions & ideas.

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Feb 01, 2015 07:23 |  #25

My wife has absolutely no interest beyond that of her iPhone...she does however like (some) of my shots & my 12 year old daughter is now hooked ߘ

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Feb 04, 2015 02:08 |  #26

Yes! It's great watching her photography grow over time

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