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Rik Austin

Posts: 11509

Austin, Texas, US

Yep but I can go a few weeks without shooting as long as I have projects to work on in Photoshop.

Jul 07 13 10:23 am Link

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ontherocks

Posts: 22830

Salem, Oregon, US

what about models who are traveling through town? i recently shot twice with a great model from cabo san lucas who had relatives in Portland.

PictureItYakima wrote:
What really sucks is living in a small community with a very small supply of good models.  sad

Jul 07 13 11:38 am Link

Photographer

Vector One Photography

Posts: 2851

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Are all photographer's obsessed?....

The good ones are.

Jul 07 13 03:57 pm Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 9096

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Pretty much.

Jul 07 13 06:56 pm Link

Photographer

KMP

Posts: 4834

Houston, Texas, US

Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
I love it when I'm photographing. And when I'm not, I'm either editing or looking at pictures or thinking up ideas for shoots. And if I go a week without taking a picture, I start getting angsty. This has been like this for like two years now.

Anyone else obsessed?

Never thought about being obsessed but in the end.. yeah I gotta keep working. I love the whole photography/post production process.

Jul 07 13 07:05 pm Link

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Doug Jantz

Posts: 4025

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

OTSOG wrote:
There's no apostrophe in "photographers" -- obsessed enough for you?

I was going to say the same

Jul 07 13 07:07 pm Link

Photographer

Schlake

Posts: 2785

Socorro, New Mexico, US

Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
I love it when I'm photographing. And when I'm not, I'm either editing or looking at pictures or thinking up ideas for shoots. And if I go a week without taking a picture, I start getting angsty. This has been like this for like two years now.

Anyone else obsessed?

I've taken at least one picture every day for the past 213 days.  I've averaged about 350 a day, but really it huge spikes on the weekends and just a handful each weekday.

Jul 07 13 07:14 pm Link

Photographer

Xperience Media

Posts: 242

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Yes Ali  in my case for two reasons.
- a burning need to be creative
- this is the only thing in life that I showed a modicum talent for

Jul 08 13 05:02 am Link

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Nogawd Photography

Posts: 130

Cleveland, Ohio, US

No, not all.

I have done 3 shoots in the last year.  I never really ask models to shoot.  I pass over a lot of offers, even nude.  I just shoot when I feel like it.

Jul 08 13 05:11 am Link

Photographer

Solofotography

Posts: 73

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Obsessed during the shoot but when I take my breaks, I forget about photography.

Jul 08 13 10:12 am Link

Photographer

afplcc

Posts: 6002

Fairfax, Virginia, US

Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
I love it when I'm photographing. And when I'm not, I'm either editing or looking at pictures or thinking up ideas for shoots. And if I go a week without taking a picture, I start getting angsty. This has been like this for like two years now.

Anyone else obsessed?

Absolutely. 

This 4th of July, I was shooting some local fireworks.  I barely noticed that some people starting running past me and away from the fireworks.  I was focusing on shooting the fireworks.  It turns out that a drunken neighbor was firing his rifle in anger, trying to get the group to stop shooting off the fireworks.  The people I talked to (it was a group of about 30 people) heard multiple rifle shots, heard his tirade at the group to stop the fireworks.  Me...not a thing.  I was totally, completely, absolutely focused on my shots (rather than his shots)

Ed

Jul 08 13 10:58 am Link

Photographer

Vestige Photography

Posts: 129

San Diego, California, US

Yes

Jul 08 13 11:00 am Link

Photographer

ShotbyRon

Posts: 774

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

I'm in "antsy" mode and I just shot like 3 days ago. I'm always looking stuff up, coming up with new ideas. Sadly I get bored with the idea if I don't get it done in quick fashion. It goes into the back of my brain until a later point in time.

Jul 08 13 01:41 pm Link

Photographer

SPRINGHEEL

Posts: 38210

Gibraltar, Michigan, US

Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
Anyone else obsessed?

Nope

Jul 08 13 02:56 pm Link

Photographer

Natural Body Photo

Posts: 304

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
I love it when I'm photographing. And when I'm not, I'm either editing or looking at pictures or thinking up ideas for shoots. And if I go a week without taking a picture, I start getting angsty. This has been like this for like two years now.

Anyone else obsessed?

TOTALLY... I have a passion for images.  I did not think I could be more excited than I felt last year, but, I have been doing some training on view cameras and sketching this year and I am sooo in love with life.  We are so fortunate to have such a rich history of wonderful artists of many art styles to enjoy and learn from.
roland

Jul 08 13 03:07 pm Link

Photographer

Gpro

Posts: 649

Salisbury, Maryland, US

Used to be obsessed some. In a lull at the moment.

Jul 08 13 09:26 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12865

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Outside of client requests I only shoot when I have a image in mind.  Now maybe I can be a bit obsessive during that time, but I feel no need to shoot just for shooting; to me that makes uninteresting images

Jul 14 13 04:37 pm Link

Photographer

name removed3

Posts: 264

Boston, Massachusetts, US

i'm a junky, totally hooked

Jul 18 13 06:08 am Link

Photographer

FEN RIR Photo

Posts: 719

Westminster, Colorado, US

Another problem I have is that I only like my photos for a few days!  Then I hate them and need to shoot more. 

It's like crack! I keep doing it even though I don't like the results!

Jul 18 13 07:44 am Link

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Barry Kidd Photography

Posts: 2563

Red Lion, Pennsylvania, US

No, not really. 

I do think about light and how it strikes something or how I can manipulate it or whatever.  Yes I do think about light almost all day and all night but it's really information that is running in the background.  Not right there in my face if that makes any sense at all.

Jul 18 13 08:22 pm Link

Photographer

Jhono Bashian

Posts: 2432

Cleveland, Ohio, US

I prefer passionate.....

Jul 18 13 08:37 pm Link

Photographer

Avatar Shots

Posts: 218

Los Angeles, California, US

If I'm not shooting or editing I'm thinking about the next shoot and who's going to be in it smile

Jul 18 13 08:41 pm Link

Photographer

Raoul Isidro Images

Posts: 6343

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Anyone who is at the ready to snap what they are seeing with their own eyes and always conscious of their camera in their arsenal, as if it were a gun, whether it be a mobile phone, CSC, compact or DSLR, is YES, obsessed.

If this be you, admit it.

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Jul 18 13 08:43 pm Link

Photographer

Ramon Bryce

Posts: 122

Los Angeles, California, US

I'm addicted in a bad bad way.

Jul 18 13 08:53 pm Link

Photographer

Personality Imaging

Posts: 1711

Hoover, Alabama, US

More like possessed

Jul 18 13 09:15 pm Link

Photographer

juliapak2

Posts: 22

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Yes for two reasons- I have a lot to learn and taking photos brings joy to my heart.

Jul 18 13 09:46 pm Link

Photographer

R Michael Walker

Posts: 11987

Costa Mesa, California, US

Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
Anyone else obsessed?

Only the good ones.

Jul 18 13 09:52 pm Link

Photographer

Hikari Tech Photography

Posts: 791

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bearz Images wrote:
I make images whether I have a camera with me or not.

+1

funny how my eyes are becoming retanglish...

Jul 18 13 10:03 pm Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

'Obsessed is what he lazy call Committed.'  smile

Jul 19 13 06:05 am Link

Photographer

Dirk Linton

Posts: 228

Liberty Lake, Washington, US

We are just perpetually focused!

Jul 19 13 09:13 am Link

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TA Craft Photography

Posts: 2877

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

OTSOG wrote:
There's no apostrophe in "photographers" -- obsessed enough for you?

Sorry but I hate type of comment, it took me several attempts to get the most basic of English qualifications due to being dyslex.

Is this type of minor correction is a waste of forum space by someone who is trying to prove how perfect they?

T

Jul 19 13 09:39 am Link

Photographer

The F-Stop

Posts: 1534

New York, New York, US

NO.... only obsessed people become photographers.

Jul 19 13 02:01 pm Link

Photographer

NameChanged

Posts: 371

Kansas City, Missouri, US

I had a Professor tell me one time that photographers are frustrated artist so I would guess that about 99% are that way, I am still wondering about the other 1 % ... (c;

Jul 19 13 06:47 pm Link

Photographer

Chris K Photo

Posts: 370

Troy, Michigan, US

Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
I love it when I'm photographing. And when I'm not, I'm either editing or looking at pictures or thinking up ideas for shoots. And if I go a week without taking a picture, I start getting angsty. This has been like this for like two years now.

Anyone else obsessed?

It's not an obsession it's a lifestyle.

Jul 19 13 06:53 pm Link

Photographer

FabulousFotos

Posts: 107

Longmont, Colorado, US

Obsessed? Not me, I can quit any time I want. In fact, I've quit taking pictures hundreds of times!

Jul 19 13 06:53 pm Link

Photographer

TareqPhoto

Posts: 291

'Ajmān, 'Ajmān, United Arab Emirates

I was obsessed in the past, but not anymore, now i don't give my time for photography.

Jul 19 13 09:02 pm Link

Photographer

Mark Harris Photography

Posts: 519

Edison, New Jersey, US

Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
I love it when I'm photographing. And when I'm not, I'm either editing or looking at pictures or thinking up ideas for shoots. And if I go a week without taking a picture, I start getting angsty. This has been like this for like two years now.

Anyone else obsessed?

Absolutely! When I'm not actually shooting I look around and think about how people and places might look in a photograph.

Jul 20 13 05:25 am Link

Photographer

Christal Estrella Perez

Posts: 5

Los Angeles, California, US

same. my phone is full of notes for future shoots and locations smile

Jul 20 13 07:18 pm Link

Photographer

Roy Nelson Photos

Posts: 215

West Hollywood, California, US

R Michael Walker wrote:

Only the good ones.

+1

Jul 22 13 05:56 am Link

Photographer

Stephoto Photography

Posts: 19839

Amherst, Massachusetts, US

*raises my hand* except for me it's 2 days after I start going nutty, instead of a week...

That's what I love about real estate, I can get all OCD and still manage to get stuff done while shooting. Light's different every day- clouds are different every day, if I don't like a  previous set of exteriors i've shot, I can just go do new ones !

Granted, I let a lot of my personal work drop to the side, but i'm still keepin busy !

Jul 22 13 11:44 am Link