Photography gear and ‘GAS'
Photography can be an expensive hobby, there’s no doubt about it. When you’re just starting out and decide that you want something more than a smartphone, then you’ll probably pick up a low/mid-range camera body plus a kit lens. It doesn’t take too long before you pick up the obligatory 50mm prime lens, and then it spirals from there. We’ve all been there.
Photography has been my primary ‘hobby’ outside of tennis now for around 15 years. I’m a decent photographer, I think. I’ve sold photos and receive plenty of praise for my photos - but what’s really important (for me) to remember is that more than anything I make photos for myself.
Over the years I’ve spent thousands on camera gear. Most photographers experience ‘GAS’ - gear acquisition syndrome - and that can really be expensive. I find myself guilty of convincing myself I need a piece of gear. This usually happens when I find...
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