What's your excuse for not going out and taking photos?

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    Saw this CBC story about a photographer making the most of her love for photography and people. Enjoy!
     
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    Having to go to work.....
     
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    I don't need an excuse since I retired almost fourteen years ago I'm out with one or other of my four F1's weather permitting almost every day, (that I keep loaded with different films) it gets me out from under my wife's feet for a few hours, gives me some fresh air and exercise, it's what I dreamed of doing all the time I was working for a living.
     
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    Every time after I went to CBC I took my Toronto street photos after. My Toronto street photos on Flicks are taken this way.
     
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    Work and school take up too much time, then I get tired of taking the same photographs over and over, I buy cameras faster than I can try them (though I think I've only got about five that need testing).
     
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    Been tied up with my Archive. Time spread over still archive, ephemera, newsprint and small gauge film. My personal work is backed up from 2013. Just 1 person, limited $ and too much to do. I still shoot for my own, but only for special projects. Most of my shooting is in NYC and can't always get in the city as much as I like.
     
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    I have a few excuses. One is the fear that I can't produce new images as good as my previous best images. Nothing worse than having some really great photos and then taking a bunch of crappy ones. The other is the fact that I don't really "do" anything with my images. I don't sell them. I rarely print them. I really only enjoy taking them so I wonder why I go through the expense of photography at all sometimes and that can keep me from going out.
     
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    Today my genius can't be topped !!:kissing:

    with regards:D
     
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    I'm lazy, it's cold out, it might rain. I'm uninspired. Did I mention I'm lazy?
     
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    I have to go to work most days. When I get home, it's either too hot to be outside in the summer, or too dark in the winter. Also, there's nothing worth photographing nearby where I live or work. The suburbs are boing and people don't like you taking photos of their property, the city streets of Oklahoma are abandoned except for homeless people (whom I'm not going to take advantage of), the architecture is bad outside of the few buildings that I've shot to death already, and the natural landscape is kind of sad. The best thing out here is farms and abandoned barns, but that'll get you shot with bullets, not film. So I mainly just photograph on vacations or weekends, and even then, it's hard to get a free weekend with all of the chores that need done.

    Though that's all just excuses. I could shoot still lifes in winter, drink plenty of water in the summer, get more chores done on the weekdays after work, and you can always find something interesting to photograph anywhere, if you have the eye for it. You just need to approach it with an open mind and make the best of the situation at hand, rather than go into it with a bunch of preconceived notions.
     
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    I am retired but I am too busy sitting on my ass giving myself meaningless assignments so that I won't get anything done.
     
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    I've just about finished framing my prints for a group show that is being hung on Thursday.
     
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    Too tired from work
    Too busy doing errands/chores when not at work
    Nothing within close radius left to photograph
    High sun (seriously) LOL.
     
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    Normally, because I have to go to work.
     
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    Today... thunderstorm; processing film; later having lunch with a couple of other photographers.
     
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    I don't go out or stay in in order to make photos. When inspired I do what's necessary.
     
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    The more photography I've done, the pickier I've gotten about when I'll shoot. I also usually have groceries to get, cleaning to do, or errands of some sort to run. My free time is basically just when the munchkin is in school - he gets on the bus at 8:30 and gets home at 4. So I get the cruddy light unless it's cloudy. I am not always the one in charge of my time, which makes time management more difficult. One example - the furnace for the garage where hubby does his hobby stuff (currently re-building a halftrack) needs to be serviced. He called them (for once), but it got scheduled for tomorrow and they can't change it. Which means I have to be here - that wasn't my original plan. So now I'm hoping to go hiking and shooting on Friday.
    Moral of my mini rant = if your spouse does stuff so you that you have free time when you want it, thank them.
     
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    Work. Bad weather. Wife's to do list. Hockey game. Even if I can't get out with camera, I'm still doing something photographically every day.
     
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    I'm retired. No excuses.
     
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    Soon the days will be filled with rain here. 24/7 rain. Days and weeks on end. Me and rain just don't get along very well. I spend most of the winter months making carbon prints. Best time. Darkroom has decent humidity (low) to make them in.
     
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    1. Photographing the same types of things over and over - have to force myself to stop and do something different.

    2. Cost of commercial color prints. I need to buy a good color printer instead.
     
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    I like being bored and miserable.
     
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    Work gets in the way and after work at this time of year it's dark. There are lots of interesting ships and buildings that I could photograph at lunchtime but either I have photographed them so many times before that I can't really see the point (I need to try to be more original) or they are in areas where photography is prohibited. I'm even running short of photographic subjects when posted overseas for the same reasons.
     
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    I could walking into the bathroom and look the problem right in the face. :mad:
     
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