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Post Options Post Options   Quote niji Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2007 at 14:41
Discovering the amazing amount of difference good quality films make compared to the supermarket 5-packs. But then again, at the costs they charge locally it's not surprising (a roll of Provia 100 for AUD20 anyone?).

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My biggest regret is laziness.

Im a college student, and work full time to put myself through college, and when I have free time I dont make the best of it.

I wish I had gone out, planned more "photography days" whatever. That being said, Im 22, and its not like Im too old to make up for lost time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote isutherl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2007 at 16:01
Originally posted by MarkSangenito MarkSangenito wrote:

My biggest regret is laziness.

Im a college student, and work full time to put myself through college, and when I have free time I dont make the best of it.

I wish I had gone out, planned more "photography days" whatever. That being said, Im 22, and its not like Im too old to make up for lost time.


Agreed, I am a college student, and am 22 as well. When I have free time I want to be out taking pictures but many times I find myself just sitting around the house.

That would be my biggest regret, not shooting enough.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thoppa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2007 at 16:11
Regret increases exponentially with age so I think I should suggest you guys either :

- shut down you computer and get out of the house now !

or,

- buy a macro lens and learn to photograph the stuff in your house !

Gonna take my own advice now...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bracket Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2007 at 16:13
Originally posted by omerbey omerbey wrote:

To believe that minolta lens prices wouldn't rise.


I can second that. I can remember not bidding on a used 35/2 on ebay because at 150 euro it seemed rather expensive back then...stupid me...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mauricio11 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2007 at 16:48
To think gear comes first than photography itself.

I lost too many time thinking what lenses would fit my needs. But I mean too many TIME. And, after buying, to think my photography would improve just because I have that gear.
Sometimes I think I lost the *magic of art* to become a gear fanatic.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote OniFactor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2007 at 17:15
Originally posted by isutherl isutherl wrote:

Originally posted by MarkSangenito MarkSangenito wrote:

My biggest regret is laziness.

Im a college student, and work full time to put myself through college, and when I have free time I dont make the best of it.

I wish I had gone out, planned more "photography days" whatever. That being said, Im 22, and its not like Im too old to make up for lost time.


Agreed, I am a college student, and am 22 as well. When I have free time I want to be out taking pictures but many times I find myself just sitting around the house.

That would be my biggest regret, not shooting enough.


i have to third this. that, and, when i do finally go do some photography, i feel like i lack direction, and that i'm just kind of snapping pictures, not trying to make real photographs..
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I am another member of the 'Lazy 22' club. I have a box of lenses, a car to transport them with and money for petrol to put in it.

So I sit around the house.

I don't like going places by myself and I'm conscious that anyone I take with me will be bored, even if they tell me to forget about them and take as long as I like. I guess either way is a confidence thing.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rjmccutchan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2007 at 17:51
Laziness here too, although I'm a little older than 22 ;-) I have a series that I would like to work on, but I keep putting it off.

Number 2 regret: Worrying about people watching me while I am shooting. I've missed some good opportunities because people were watching me and I became uncomfortable, so I left. Now I wish I could go back to those situations again.

Think I will go start on that series now, after the rain stops.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Diddlbiker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2007 at 17:53
Originally posted by stripestripe stripestripe wrote:


My motto: You Buy Cheap - You Buy Twice


Yes, but that is not always a bad thing. There are clearly cases where buying cheap, buying twice is something you are going to regret (lenses, bags would come into mind)

On the other hand, there are a few items where I advice everyone who's asking me advice to buy a cheap one first, because waiting until you can afford the good one means wasting a lot of opportunities (the same as waiting for the camera price to go down). Particularly:
- tripods
- strobes
- photography classes (your $75 community college class now teaches you a lot more than that NYIP class five years from now)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote OniFactor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2007 at 17:58
i think us 22ers need to start a support group. LOL, maybe that'll get us some motivation

Edited by OniFactor - 26 May 2007 at 17:58
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Post Options Post Options   Quote keith_h Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2007 at 02:41
I regret the gap in my photography of a few years that occurred - not sure for what reason actually. In any case I travelled for many years with a camera without which much of what was seen or experienced would otherwise be lost to time.

@ Turerkan

Many times I go out with the camera for the purpose of finding new things to shoot. Once I can see an opportunity for a good picture then it is time to plan and go back. Three years it took to get half decent fall foliage shots at a particular location owing to the weather, light and variation in the seasons from year to year.

Other times, the opportunity is there and gone in moments, no time to set up or contemplate it needs to be shot right now. So now again I always carry a camera so even if I don't get the most excellent shot, I at least stand a chance of capturing the moment.

Young guys hanging around the house, get out there, shoot everything and don't worry about what others think. Enjoy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RosieA100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2007 at 07:41
Originally posted by jimbo jimbo wrote:

I am another member of the 'Lazy 22' club. I have a box of lenses, a car to transport them with and money for petrol to put in it.

So I sit around the house.

I don't like going places by myself and I'm conscious that anyone I take with me will be bored, even if they tell me to forget about them and take as long as I like. I guess either way is a confidence thing.



Join a camera club and then you can go out with like minded people and you'll all be crying when it's time to go home and you won't have to worry about someone with you being bored!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fmajor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2007 at 09:56
I've two things i wish i had done differently -


1) Shooting too fast for too long (as in too many years). Kinda like Brettania's anaology - until recently, it has taken more time to walk across the road than to take the shot.

2) Learning what type of pictures i really want to look at later. I'm still trying to learn this!
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