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Hambone Lewinski 8:11pm, 11 August 2009
What can I say? I'm in a sinister mood.

I'm a photographer.
hypnotic month [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by hypnotic month (member) 9 years ago
I'd say I'm a person who enjoys photography, especially the work of others here on flickr. I am always amazed at how talented everyone is, including yourself, Jason, and I hope to learn from everyone! Cheers! :D

(edited for typo!)
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
I'm thinking, specifically of this article --

www.luminous-landscape.com/columns/sm-02-12-15.shtml

I read this over a year ago, and the lesson of Wade Heninger really, really made me think. What am I in this for? Stuff, or pictures?

Jason
fragile existence [deleted] 9 years ago
I think I depending on what mood (phase.. whatever)I am in , I am both.
Right now, I am a photographer. Probably 85% of the time I am this way.

Four weeks ago, I was obsessively researching my next large equipment purchase. I pushed sessions back so I could have said equipment for them. Now, I am happy (though not totally, since I had to send the new stuff in already) and have no yearnings whatsoever.

Draw your own conclusions, as perception is reality. :)
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N. Lindstrom Photo 9 years ago
Eh, I feel like it switches back and forth, which is frustrating as heck.
fallfaceforward 9 years ago
currently: phtographic gear dust collector. : (
i've been really unmotivated the past few months.
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
I'm a camera pornographer. I buy gear and take photos of it. Then share that as my photography.
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
I will go one step further: I am an assignment photographer.

I collect equipment so that I am not limited to what assignments I can handle.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
hmm, thats a hard one... I like getting new stuff... but I also like taking photos... though I am very critical of anything I do, so sometimes I feel like I should give it up... but I keep buying more gear and taking more pictures...

Im a very indecisive photographer/gear collector...
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ectro 9 years ago
photographer all the way, although you need stuff to take different shots, so I have a lot of stuff, but need more
brandonransom 9 years ago
I would consider myself a photographer, although most of the time I feel more like a pretender, a glorified shutter actuator. It doesn't really matter though, because it's fun for me, and I'm not inhibiting anyone by doing what I do.

I'll let you all sort out the details of whether it's better to be a gear collector or a photographer, and then I'll go right out and continue to do exactly as I please.
TwoOneoh! 9 years ago
I am a photographer striving to reach gear collector status.
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Akatzmarkphotography 9 years ago
Used to be a collector of things until I sold it all off and now work with the min. It makes me feel much more free
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
"I'm a camera pornographer."

I'm a photographer photographer photographer. I take pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures.

Jason
noxious kettle [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by noxious kettle (member) 9 years ago
i use a camera i traded two bottles of wine for more than any other camera i own.

and it was the cheap shit.
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