Forums > Photography Talk > Sometimes I get so frustrated I just wanna quit!

Photographer

Gary Blanchette

Posts: 5079

Irvine, California, US

But I never do.

Jun 28 13 07:46 pm Link

Photographer

Ruben Vasquez

Posts: 3115

Puyallup, Washington, US

Good for you. I know there have been times I've wanted to quit as well but I just can't bring myself to do it. I love photography too much.

Jun 28 13 07:49 pm Link

Photographer

erasm roterdam

Posts: 596

Millbury, Massachusetts, US

Bringing your skills to the Next level is like hitting a  rock wall with a hammer , you hit and hit and hit and nothing happens.......... Up until the wall suddenly falls.
Keep trying.

Jun 28 13 08:47 pm Link

Photographer

Cbroughton Photography

Posts: 326

Athol, Massachusetts, US

Yeah, don't quit. I did out of a fit of temporary stupidity, and have been miserable for months without my camera. I will be fixing that soon. Good news is it gave me a good reason to switch brands! (Canon->Nikon) Hang on for your sanity...smile

Jun 28 13 08:56 pm Link

Photographer

Gary Blanchette

Posts: 5079

Irvine, California, US

Cbroughton Photography wrote:
Yeah, don't quit. I did out of a fit of temporary stupidity, and have been miserable for months without my camera. I will be fixing that soon. Good news is it gave me a good reason to switch brands! (Canon->Nikon) Hang on for your sanity...smile

Just out of curiousity. Why are you switching from Canon to Nikon?

Jun 28 13 09:34 pm Link

Model

Paige Thomley

Posts: 573

West Bend, Wisconsin, US

This happens to all of us, not just photographers. It happens to me on a bi-weekly basis. Sometimes it's insecurity, sometimes it's dealing with people who are flakes, sometimes it's dealing with photographers who take your picture and then disappear off the face of the earth...the list goes on. I guess you have to take step back and ask yourself if it's worth it. Does creating something from nothing make your heart sing? Do you get excited for a shoot or dread it? Is the outcome worth the effort? If the answer is YES keep shooting. If the answer is no then quit. Your heart won't be in it and we will be able to tell by the photos you take.

Jun 28 13 09:41 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38548

Portland, Oregon, US

I highly recommend quitting....







and then, after a reasonable amount of time... say a few hours...

then quit quitting.

Jun 28 13 09:49 pm Link

Photographer

FEN RIR Photo

Posts: 719

Westminster, Colorado, US

Gary Blanchette wrote:
But I never do.

This is my life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6gMeuUTUGw

Jun 28 13 09:50 pm Link

Photographer

Cbroughton Photography

Posts: 326

Athol, Massachusetts, US

Gary Blanchette wrote:

Just out of curiousity. Why are you switching from Canon to Nikon?

image quality vs $ spent. I am looking hard at the D7100. Awesome AF, and killer low light performance. I have seen samples at 6400 that I couldn't believe. and only 1200.

Jun 28 13 10:00 pm Link

Photographer

nyk fury

Posts: 2918

Port Townsend, Washington, US

i keep quitting, and still get dragged back into this nefarious business, time and time again.  the only way out seems to be death.

Jun 28 13 10:08 pm Link

Photographer

BrandonLuong

Posts: 1016

Los Angeles, California, US

Its a struggle I fight every so often, you just need to take some time off and reevaluate the situation and be honest with yourself; if something isnt working then change it.

without struggle there is no progress.

Jun 29 13 01:34 am Link

Photographer

Stephen Poirier

Posts: 4

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Quitting is easy ...
I've done it hundreds of times!  smile

Jun 30 13 03:05 am Link