It’s Not Just a Job….It’s , Oh Wait It IS A JOB!

How to deal with burn-out….

Hi everyone…miss me?

There comes that day when all the fire and fun, just goes. For me, it came last week after I came home from a cruise to Alaska with seven folders of photos to process.

I was so excited when I took them and chimped them (reviewing on the back of the camera while pursing lips like a chimpanzee….) and then I got home, the party was over and……….crapola. I have a couple THOUSAND pictures to edit.

I could care less. (Except maybe for the bear photos because I kind of risked my life for them.)

It probably didn’t help that I got the news on the dock of my last port that Grandpa had passed. I came home to a week of family events leading up to the “Celebration of Life” on Saturday and then one by one people heading home yesterday and today…..and I had to send back the fabulous rented professional lens and now realize what a total piece of junk my long lens REALLY is…..uhhhggg…let down city.

I got to 194 images in my portfolio, right on the edge of 200 and …POOP. Or to be more exact..POOP-OUT.

What to do to get back on track? I feel like I needed retraining just to upload and keyword 8 images.

The bottom line is, whether for a part time income, or a full time income, as much fun as stock can be, sometimes, it’s a more of a J*O*B than others and you just have to sit down and DO IT.

……..and if I do it well enough I can get that better lens.

I bought some little pumpkins at Trader Joes the other day to use in a shoot…..and I am wondering if I can cook them instead of photograph them.

**sigh*** OK. I can move that cat out of my soft box that he has taken over, since he thinks I am never going to use it again, and shoot the little pumpkins….right?

Photo credits: Jamie Roach.

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September 28, 2011


:) nice blog. can't wait for your next blog.

September 28, 2011


Great blog...

September 28, 2011


Hahahaha Noonie. I did.

September 28, 2011


Shoot the cat! That's what I do...anyway, know exactly what you mean.

September 28, 2011


LOL I know what you mean.....we all go thru it, but your blog was really good fun emotional sad funny interesting and I throughly loved it!! I want to see pictures, so get to work!! I'm waiting for you. Sorry about your grampa.... What lens did you rent?

September 28, 2011


Sorry for your loss, K-

September 28, 2011


Deepest sympathies on the passing of your grandfather, Ginger. May he rest in peace. Chin up and keep at it, and you'll be able to get the lens you want.

September 27, 2011


Great blog, nice sense of humor. Good luck with so much work to do.

September 27, 2011


I find sometimes I get all excited thinking about this certain images I'm gong to go out and get, I take tons of photos of the subject, work on it in post processing only to find that some image just snap on the way to the "main event" is the one that sells.

September 27, 2011


Hi! Well, I am glad you are back! I was wondering where have you been! Have a break! Eat the pumpkins! :-) Ewapix :-) :-)
PS Can we actually do it? Can we eat any food, without thinking "wow, this would make such a great photo"? We can always eat it later :-)

September 27, 2011


I don't think you can cook the little pumpkins...Better shoot them.

September 26, 2011


Ha ha.... enjoyed reading this. You have the right amount of humour, good enough to keep you going in life :-)

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