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.