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Have you ever traveled with someone who doesn't "appreciate" photography?

 
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Apr 23, 2014 18:30 as a reply to  @ post 16827167 |  #46

I have traveled on tours with people who take few if any at all photos of anything nor themselves anywhere. I ask why, they say I've been there and have a memory of it, no one will look at my photos, it's a waste of money and time, etc.
Ok, good reasons.

When people get divorced, does spending thousands on wedding photog seem like a waste? Do photos of the ex, their parents, go into trash?
Does anyone really need to keep photos of "friends" from Summer camp, High School, college from 25 years ago if you havent stayed in touch?

Why would anyone need to post on Flickr yet one more photo of the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, some flowers, their pets, or monkeys at the zoo?




  
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Apr 23, 2014 19:19 |  #47

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I have traveled on tours with people who take few if any at all photos of anything nor themselves anywhere. I ask why, they say I've been there and have a memory of it, no one will look at my photos, it's a waste of money and time, etc.

Ok, could reasons. When people get divorced, does spending thousands on wedding photog seem like a waste? Do photos of the ex, their parents, go into trash?
Does anyone really need to keep photos of "friends" from Summer camp, High School, college from 25 years ago if you havent stayed in touch?

Why would anyone need to post on Flickr yet one more photo of the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, some flowers, their pets, or monkeys at the zoo?


I do understand why some people would look at it this way. BUT, I am not one of them ;)

I understand people get divorced. My hubby and I have both been married once before. Luckily for us, tomorrow is our 15th wedding anniversary, and we are as happy now as we have ever been!!! Every Christmas, Valentine's Day, birthday, etc., I always tell him, "no gifts, save it for our next vacation". And I truly mean it. Memories and experiences are so much more important to the both of us than just another material thing.

Every "big" vacation, I make photo books. It's not just for us, it's for our children. Eventually, we will not be here anymore. But these books are where our children can look back and see pictures of us and the things that we did. Heck, I frequently look at them and remember the fun we had! One day they will only have these books and pictures to remember us by.

And to look at my Flickr/Photobucket account, it's not very impressive. Mostly just the pics that I have posted to various forums. I am surely not out to impress anyone, and I think that I am successful with that ;) But what I have enjoyed about Flickr today, was showing my hubby all the wonderful sights out west when we do make it there!!! He was quite impressed by all the great geothermal pictures. I have been to Yellowstone numerous times, but this would be his first visit.

Anyways, today I did a little retail therapy!!! I have a Hoya PRO1 CPL on the way!!!!!


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May 05, 2014 10:33 as a reply to  @ sharod's post |  #48

OP here.....Made it out yesterday morning with my biggest fan, my husband!!! He originally wasn't going along, as it would have been the only morning that he would get to sleep in. Work mornings he is up by 2:50 a.m., so I understood. He changed his mind though, he didn't want the Confederates to get me ;)

Left our home at 5:15 to arrive at Antietam Battlefield at daybreak. What a wonderful, peaceful morning!!!

Here is one of my favorites. Taken at Bloody Lane. I did post a few others on Nature and Landscape forum.

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May 05, 2014 10:36 |  #49

sharod wrote in post #16883383 (external link)
OP here.....Made it out yesterday morning with my biggest fan, my husband!!! He originally wasn't going along, as it would have been the only morning that he would get to sleep in. Work mornings he is up by 2:50 a.m., so I understood. He changed his mind though, he didn't want the Confederates to get me ;)

Left our home at 5:15 to arrive at Antietam Battlefield at daybreak. What a wonderful, peaceful morning!!!

Here is one of my favorites. Taken at Bloody Lane. I did post a few others on Nature and Landscape forum.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/nvdo​UW  (external link) Bloody Lane early morning light (external link) by sharod1031 (external link), on Flickr

Very nice photo, hope to visit there one day. Yes it is good to have a partner that is an early riser if you are into the photo game.


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May 06, 2014 12:59 |  #50

With my girlfriend there's a line ... she's happy for me to take some photographs, but doesn't want that to become my/our sole focus and for me to spend more time with the camera photographing a sunset (for example) than watching it with her. This seems entirely reasonable.


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May 06, 2014 14:43 |  #51

Well I have got fed up myself of waiting for very very fussy fellow photographers, but if you are not taking massive amounts of time for each shot, this is probabally not about photography at all.

Keep an eye out on the guys behaviour at other times. Does he expect to be the most important person, to make the most decisions, does he undermine his wife and other people at other times, often in quite small ways but frequently? If so then he is one of those people whose ego drives them to be the most important person all the time, often by shredding others conficence over the years.

If any of what I have written rings true for you then you have a choice. Do you want to submit to him or to battle it out? There are good and bad consequences to either action. It has to be said though that controlling people tend to get worse and worse the more they 'win'.

If you decide to hold your own and enjoy your photography, you will either have to continue as you are ignoring his comments or make a point at the beginning of each holiday or day to allocate some specific time where either you and your husband or just you by yourself spend time taking photos. Make sure this is seen as a strong positive assertive action and not as pandering to this guy. Maybe say you have decided to make a bigger commitment to your photos or something, so will be needing more time to spend on taking them.

There is no reason at all to spend every moment with people you holiday with - enjoy your time with them, but some time apart is healthy for all concerned and gives everyone a bit of 'me' time.




  
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May 06, 2014 14:48 |  #52

Owain Shaw wrote in post #16886153 (external link)
With my girlfriend there's a line ... she's happy for me to take some photographs, but doesn't want that to become my/our sole focus and for me to spend more time with the camera photographing a sunset (for example) than watching it with her. This seems entirely reasonable.


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May 06, 2014 16:21 |  #53

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I think they're onto us ...


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May 19, 2014 20:29 as a reply to  @ Owain Shaw's post |  #54

This thread made me so happy.

I am not alone.:cry:




  
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May 21, 2014 13:13 |  #55

Sibil wrote in post #16916008 (external link)
This thread made me so happy.

I am not alone.:cry:

No, you are not.


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May 21, 2014 15:25 |  #56

Sibil wrote in post #16916008 (external link)
This thread made me so happy.

I am not alone.:cry:

Bu tsome days it would be better if you were!




  
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May 21, 2014 15:52 |  #57

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Bu tsome days it would be better if you were!

Yupe.




  
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