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Photo outings without a single shot?

 
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Jan 25, 2009 20:50 |  #1

How often do you go out to shoot some shots and never capture a image or even take the camera out of the bag? I estimate this happen 20-25% of my outings; nothing photo worthy.

It happened today but this was a bit different. I went out to shoot some bald eagles. I heard one but no sightings so not images made.


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Jan 25, 2009 23:56 |  #2

Plan your shoots better :p.


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Jan 25, 2009 23:57 as a reply to  @ Perry Ge's post |  #3

I bring my camera wherever I go, so yeah that happens very often.


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Jan 25, 2009 23:58 |  #4

It's rare that I don't find anything worth at least trying to shoot but it does happen some times...


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Jan 26, 2009 12:21 |  #5

you need to look harder at your environment. I don't think I've ever come back from a photowalk without at least a handful of shots that worked.


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Jan 26, 2009 12:26 |  #6

It happened to me once, but then i had forgotten to take the camera battery :P
Fortunately it was in a city garden.


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Jan 26, 2009 12:28 |  #7

Its happens very rarely...

Usually there is something I wan't to take home and play with. Its not always a keeper though..


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Jan 26, 2009 12:31 |  #8

It only happened once,

I hiked 3 hours into a wild life reserve here locally in 2 feet of snow only to pull my camera and relise that i left my memory cards at home :( No more do i keep all my memory cards in one case.. lol


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Jan 26, 2009 12:34 |  #9

Yeah, sometimes it happens to me. Things don't always work out and I don't get a shot at what I'm looking for, but I always learn from it, and almost always have an idea for next time. Some of my best work comes from returning to a spot over and over until things are right. I relate it to hunting or fishing, sometimes you just come back with nothing, it doesn't always mean your 'bad' at it.


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Jan 26, 2009 12:54 |  #10

I think there are always things to shoot around, you just need to train yourself to see them. I've never gone on a photowalk and come back without at least 1 shot that I thought was worthy...

If I'm out and feeling uninspired, I find I have to get the camera out of the bag and then FORCE myself to shoot a few frames. Get down on my knees and shoot some odd perspectives. Once I get a few shots in the bag (even if they suck), I find the creative juices start again and then it's easier to see things to shoot.


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