Why did I choose such an expensive hobby ?


Semi pro photographer who has dabbled in photographing cars, weddings , animals and portraits in between adult life of working.
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Why did I choose such an expensive hobby ?

12 Feb 2016 8:25PM   Views : 670 Unique : 387

Bit of moany blog today, well the other half is better promise.

I've been trying to find places to get my iMac and DSLR fixed, the DSLR needs dust cleaning out the sensor (I don't dare touch it myself ) and my iMacs hard drive is corrupt and needs replacing.

So I started with Jessops £30 to leave the DSLR with them for 2 days, £40 if I left it for 1 day or £50 for under a hour. Well there is money making scam if I've ever seen it, it would cost me more to leave it for 2 days as I don't live near a Jessops. I've looked into sending it to Nikon but it's £25 postage so costs more.

Then on to the iMac which is now as slow as an xp computer. Apple can't really repair it because it's too old now but Krcs will replace it but can't guarantee me a price till they identified the problem so who knows how much I will have to shell out just to start photographing again.

I did take my DSLR out for run round the vale the other day and after Photoshopping the dust out I got some pretty cool pics, the sun was quite low and the air crisp making it seem sunny but wintery. I also took two of my Colin filters out, my polariser and neutral density in case I came across anything and I didn't want to try to post production editing on my depcrepit iMac. I'll thank a friend for inspiring me to go out and rather than wallowing around the house. I was surprised to remember how relaxing photography can be when your not under presssure like at a wedding.

I also since becoming active on here have a few of you guys saying well done to my work and asking for more it's nice to see younger photographers like me when I was younger researching others work to inspire themselves. I'm glad education of photography isn't dead.

I'll try blog again soon hopefully a happier one with a fixed DSLR and iMac.


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