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    How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

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    It's been my third years into photograhphy. The fire still on and off.
    Those who contributes to previous thread many thanks.

    Shall we restsrt the version 2 ?
    in the process of learn, unlearn and relearn

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    It's been 8 years for me. Friends keep the passion going.
    Photography is like an adventure of a lifetime!

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    "Ooo, ooo, nice composition, nice lighting. I like."
    "What in the world...?! Your lighting is too harsh, man."
    "Yup, handheld."
    "One focal length lens. Impressive."
    "Panning."
    "The colors are too saturated lah! This is not Teletubbyland. Tsk."
    "Ugh, step back! Your framing is too tight."

    Err, those are my thoughts when watching dramas or movies.
    Do they count?

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    share more photos.. outing wif more ppl.. different ppl..
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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Award yourself with a new gear or two. If it's necessary. It works for me, since I am more like a gear head rather than a still photo only guy.

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    good question.. i have obviously lost my passion but left the urge to buy new camera.. aiks.. how to reignite the fire?
    succumbed to Fujifilm http://instagram.com/giamsk/

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Pazuzu View Post
    share more photos.. outing wif more ppl.. different ppl..

    Agreed shoot different genre, learn, relearn, unlearn ... See works of better photographers. Shoot with young up coming photogrphers who might lack the tecnical skill but have abundance of creativity. Go on a photosafari Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

    if all else fails go to Buy Sell Forum and sell all your gear and buy a Leica M9 P/M
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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Leica m9p with noctilux. O.95. Passion and Patience. Haha

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Quote Originally Posted by kingz View Post
    Agreed shoot different genre, learn, relearn, unlearn ... See works of better photographers. Shoot with young up coming photogrphers who might lack the tecnical skill but have abundance of creativity. Go on a photosafari Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

    if all else fails go to Buy Sell Forum and sell all your gear and buy a Leica M9 P/M
    kingz is class leader.
    >> Shoots, photos not good, get poisoned, buy new gear, shoot again, photos not working. Finally….
    Buy point and shoot tuned to AUTO finish? No(whisper)..…there is a new camera model coming up soon.
    See his works…………...http://www.photomalaysia.com/forums/...t=#post2087270
    Sure keep the flame burning one.

    I`m one of them in Buy and Sell Forum.Itchy itchy itchyyyy..
    Indeed Buy and Sell Forum does keep the passion for photography burning...not forgetting our wallet will be burning too.

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Ha ha class leader. Its not the gear dear forumers, its us to a certain extend gears are important but most important is your creativity. I always remind my self " Its not my lack of equipment or gears but lack of creativity that hinders my growth " Self Reminder lah

    2 of my fav photographers with average gears but tons of creativity > Bill Gekas and Mr 007 Instagram. Uncle Google and see their works.
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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Just got myself a fujifilm x100 to reignite the flame
    succumbed to Fujifilm http://instagram.com/giamsk/

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    To some its the gears that keep them poisoned for more and more.

    Be inspired by different genres alike.
    A simple kit lens and do wonders like what kingz just mentioned.CREATIVITY.

    How do we get inspired? A sound mind with that eagerness to learn something new everyday.

    Jot down when we are free what strikes your mind to get that beautiful image you saw.
    How to get that image.What settings must i do etc etc..

    Share your shots.Look at others work of same and different interest.
    Give a little competition to push on.

    I`m writing this,I am pushing on.Yawn…..Goodnight,ladies and gentlemen

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    for me, whenever i get stagnant, i try different genres/methods/subjects

    sometimes I just take a break from it... no touching camera, & no reading photography stuff completely. Then I come back fresher then before

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Quote Originally Posted by eddyhuang View Post
    for me, whenever i get stagnant, i try different genres/methods/subjects

    sometimes I just take a break from it... no touching camera, & no reading photography stuff completely. Then I come back fresher then before
    Yeah, I stop for a year... started this hobby since 2004
    succumbed to Fujifilm http://instagram.com/giamsk/

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Travel to unfamiliar or even familiar places. You are bound to bring along your camera(s).
    http://ckgoplaces.blogspot.com/

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Quote Originally Posted by ckii96 View Post
    Travel to unfamiliar or even familiar places. You are bound to bring along your camera(s).
    I agree, travel is one of the best ways
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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    I admit to buying new toys in hopes that it will spur me to go out and take photos but I always end up just taking photos of my cameras that's all
    It's good to have friends who share the same passion as you. That would be the biggest motivation. Trying new genres of photography keeps you entertained but it doesn't really drive you when you're constantly out shooting alone but perhaps that's just me. I have ZERO friends who share the same hobby as me and as a result, I don't go out often to shoot. I guess my passion is slowly dwindling as well. I shall be visiting this thread more often. Keep up all the good suggestions.
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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    hey daniel, speaking of which I'm shooting alone most of the time as well.

    Just be happy with what you do, it maybe something else if it is not photography, to me hobby is something we do to keep ourself entertained but not others

    The only thing I don't really do is following my friends around, when they get into new hobby, I just stick with what I'm happily doing.

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_lkk View Post
    I admit to buying new toys in hopes that it will spur me to go out and take photos but I always end up just taking photos of my cameras that's all
    It's good to have friends who share the same passion as you. That would be the biggest motivation. Trying new genres of photography keeps you entertained but it doesn't really drive you when you're constantly out shooting alone but perhaps that's just me. I have ZERO friends who share the same hobby as me and as a result, I don't go out often to shoot. I guess my passion is slowly dwindling as well. I shall be visiting this thread more often. Keep up all the good suggestions.

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    Re: How to keep your passion for photography burning? Version 2

    I was interested in toy cameras back in 2009/2010.

    Bought a toy camera and took part in the Hari Raya photo shoot in one of those years and later had a blast with the toy camera in Adelaide.

    And then everything died down. I gave away some camera magazines and stored the camera away.

    Then I found this :
    51shocfuv2L__SL500_AA300_.jpg

    I was captivated by the soft focus of these pictorial photographs and the alternative printing process (gum bichromate, oil print, etc).

    Subsequently, I found that my old Yashica film camera is still in good working condition and tried BW films.

    Moral : Find something unusual and try it (a new lens, another camera, a different subject matter or interpretation style)

    Everything is back to normal
    Last edited by jeremy15; 23-08-2012 at 11:19 PM.

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