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What to do, when frustration knocks on your door...

New article posted: What to do, when frustration knocks on your door...
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Posted: 10/30/2012, 17:21:07 PM
I've had health problems over the past 2 1/2 years. Some time on a walker (ankle surgery). Even more time recovering from a staff infection which turned into mercr (almost killed me) - from that i had a pic line in my right shoulder which left me very weak.
So i can understand not having the time. I think it's great that you try a little a day. Good luck and hope you can find more time to take pics.
Nikon D3000
Posted: 10/30/2012, 18:10:17 PM
lady frustration is a pain! maybe this is the time to go on a walk and play tourist? forget about the lights and the set ups and see what is around you with new eyes. grab a friend, walk around the area where you live and take a camera!
Nikon D70 and nikon 5100
Posted: 10/31/2012, 02:42:18 AM
From my point of view, photography should be also about pleasure not only about target settings. I personally would leave the activity for a while ( 2-3 months ), just at the moment you feel you miss it, it is time to come back. In the meanwhile you can still look around you, look after ideas, inspiration... Write it down not to forget it later. I wish you fast recovery...
mm 1,8G, Sigma 105 mm f 2,8 macro, flash Nikon SB-700, tripod Velbon...
Posted: 10/31/2012, 03:39:24 AM
We all suffer it from time to time. Don't worry it will go away soon. Give yourself some free time, carry your camera everywhere and you'll find something to make the frustration go away.
and equipment: - Nikkor 70-300 mm - Nikkor 18-105 mm...
Posted: 10/31/2012, 12:28:06 PM
Beautiful!Very Good advise!Thank You!
Posted: 10/31/2012, 20:58:35 PM
I agree with Inyrdreams. Sounds like being in the studio has become a chore, maybe outside will bring your inspiration back. Dont worry about the conditions outside, even if you get a few "bad lighting, wrong time of day" refusals, being outside is good for one's soul :)
Posted: 10/31/2012, 22:03:37 PM
Thank you for your ideas and support. I actually got motivated after posting this article and read your understanding comments - looks like sometimes the problem only needs to be talked over (with someone who understands) and that already moves you half way out of sorrow...
Till now I managed to choose image idea, shoot it and started to Photoshop the image - step by step I am climbing that mountain... :)
... meanwhile Lady F is nervously biting her nails while sitting on her packed suitcase in the hallway... :)
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Posted: 11/01/2012, 15:17:35 PM
So glad for you that your getting your inspiration back and on a side note im sure you made others who feel stuck in a rut feel better :)
Posted: 11/01/2012, 20:28:47 PM
Slowly I am getting back on track, but she is trying hard - yesterday my computer got frozen... after hour of retouching - all was lost... So sad, that Photoshop does not have the recovery of document after crashes (as Indesign for example)... So I have lost one day to redo yesterdays tasks - and the learning point - I am hitting Ctrl+S every 10 minutes from now on... (and you should not forget to do it as well if your computer likes to crash from time to time... )
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Posted: 11/03/2012, 16:11:40 PM
DONE! I have just uploaded the file and it is pending now - lovely :)
- took me a bit longer than I was expecting and it is not the best concept ever, but with busy last weeks, plus all the technical difficulties and amount of retouching that got into play, I am glad that I have made it till the upload...
No matter whether the file will be rejected or approved, it is a great feeling to achieve the goal...
So if you feel down, remember that it is YOU who decides whether to "be the victim" or to be "in control of the situation"...

Good luck and head up!

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Posted: 11/24/2012, 17:51:28 PM