Upload & Sell: Off
| p.4 #9 · FM Berlin Photo Meet II |
The more I think about this, the more sad I feel. I wish I could say that I don't understand you, but truly, I do. I have been at this place before, and I too have stepped out until something brought me back, although I never sold all my equipment of the day. Ultimately, I think we all have it in us, and sometimes it is deeply buried, other times it rises to the top.
When I bought the D800, I went through a mini-cycle like this too. I was in such a groove with the big D3, but I wanted certain benefits from the D800. I have wondered if the switch was a mistake, but ultimately I think not, the timing was just poor, and I was caught off-guard in mid-stride, and am still finding my balance again.
This time I chose not to step out, but to fight, but who knows what will happen the next time. I feel a lot of struggle in me at the moment, and it comes out in different ways. I am not sure I understand all of it, and what causes it, it goes beyond photography.
One thing is relatively clear: few people use large collections of equipment to their fullest, and great work can be done with very little. I struggle with this all the time, and want to trim down, but often end up doing the opposite instead.
On top of this, it is so easy to fall into the trap of pleasing others rather than yourself, especially in a forum like this, and I guess the trick to pure enjoyment is to transcend that, and to put no weight on success, but to focus on the freedom of seeing, and the pleasure of the result.
Jonas, I hope you keep only the equipment you like the best, sell the rest, take a break, and come back refreshed with some new ideas.