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| p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Getting Unstuck - How do you re-motivate yourself? |
Yes, I am beginning to realise how bad my backlog is. The more I think about it, the more I realise that I have backlogs in every aspect of my photography hobby. I just upgraded to CS6 recently, and want to learn that. I am toying with the idea of using either Bridge or PhotoMechanic, combined with one of the more esoteric raw developers, like RPP or C1. I have an accumulation of photo books which I need to pay some attention to. It just goes on and on.
I think you are right. I will use the winter to get rid of my backlog. Fortunately I have two weeks off early in December with about 6 hours free per day, since my girlfriend is concentrating on her exams and moving out, so I need to shop and take care of our daughter. That time I could spend fixing my library and developing films, and maybe even scan. Then there is the Christmas vacation which I can use to read photo books and get ideas.
When I go out, I do take very little. I tend to use only a single lens each time I go out, no matter how many I bring, so I typically choose a set of three, well spaced. Occasionally I make use of one of the other lenses. When I go urbexing I often go a second time and deliberately use a different lens than the first time, to get a different perspective on things. Typically, I will bring the Zeiss 21, Leica 35 and Zeiss 50P or 100MP. This might change soon to Zeiss 21, 35/1.4, 85.
I did just pick up the Thom guide to the D800, which I will read in the U-Bahn while commuting, so that should help me get more acquainted with my D800. It is really an awesome camera and I am very happy I got it, but it does need learning, even if many things are similar to my D3. I guess I was really in a groove with that D3. Maybe I should have waited longer to upgrade. Now I can't go back though.