What is your biggest fear about photography..if not life through the lens

Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
edited September 2014 in Fun & Weird
I have always told my friends and loved ones: limit your regrets and never settle for second best.

Enjoy the video.

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  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    My biggest fear is that I'll come to a point where my motivation to seek new ways of seeing things will falter and I'll loose the love of image making.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,537Member
    Losing my mastery of the cameras and composition skills.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    Missing the moment.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    Business photography damaging my mojo for hobby photography.
    Always learning.
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 1,792Member
    So true spraynpray and as you get older you are more concerned about eating and pi$$ing than cameras. You only worry about the cameras they can push inside you.

    Ha Ha ..not quite got there yet.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    "You only worry about the cameras they can push inside you."

    LMAO!
    Always learning.
  • Vipmediastar_JZVipmediastar_JZ Posts: 1,708Member
    Having to give it up. Cell phone photography not included.
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,144Member
    That all my efforts will count for nothing in the end.
  • kenadamskenadams Posts: 222Member
    It's not a fear, but at times, I feel like I should really learn how to turn the damn thing off and enjoy the f*** moment while I'm right there instead of trying too hard to conserve it for the years to come.
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,265Member
    ... missing focus ...
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    A couple plus ones in there...
    Breaking, losing or getting my gear stolen.
    The money/business makes it less like a hobby and more like work...but I have a job already.
    Learning that I don't always need my camera with me and enjoying the moment.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • blandbland Posts: 811Member
    I have two fears:

    1. Bumping a setting accidentally while shooting concerts because you don't have time to recheck your settings.

    2. Drunk biker ladies broads in the crowd.

    Both these fears become reality way too often.
  • Parke1953Parke1953 Posts: 455Member
    Broads, you don't hear or see that word often anymore. Must be an older thing. :)>-
  • Bokeh_HunterBokeh_Hunter Posts: 234Member
    Having my camera bag fall over while open and having all the lenses hit the pavement out of my truck.
    Forgetting batteries for my flashes.
    Having my flash trigger (odin) break in the middle of a shoot.

    That is just the thoughts that went through my head today. Each day realizes another fear that never comes to pass. (knock on wood.)
    •Formerly TTJ•
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    One advantage of not being a working pro is not having to worry about results. However, I worry, actually about nothing. But, I do forget to adjust equipment properly, and if I do not have it adjusted correctly, find out in the middle of a shoot, well then I worry about anyone hearing the words I am using to vent my frustration with old age.....most begin with consonants. :D
    Msmoto, mod
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    edited September 2014
    I have enough worries in real life. Anytime I can spend on photography and talking photography is pure joy !
    No worries Mate !
    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • pigeyejacksnpigeyejacksn Posts: 36Member
    Kenadams, I couldn't agree with you more. Just got back from Yellowstone and Glacier this summer and went with a bunch of family. To me it was a bucket list place to shoot, and to my family it was time to spend together. Funny, I was so busy taking pictures of the landscape, barely have anything of the family (other than on the phone). Didn't spend as much time as I should have enjoying the moment as I did waking up at 4:30AM all vacation to place myself where I wanted for sunrise. But of course, the one morning I slept in at Glacier, was the one day I regretted. Moon would have been perfect at sunrise and setting right behind the mountain at Many Glaciers. Next day it was too high.

    Reality is, digital has saved me from most of my fears. I had a trip to Hawaii years ago. Didn't realize that the light meter was a mess until I got home and had 8 rolls of Ektar 125 were all terribly underexposed (Ektar had jack for latitude). I've never been back to Hawaii, and don't know when I'll have a chance again. I wondered at the time why I had no issues with light on that trip :-).
    D750 w/MB-D16 Grip, D300, Nikon 16-35 f4 VR, Nikon 24-70 f2.8, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR, TC-17E II, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Nikon 10.5 DX, Tamron 90mm Macro f2.8, Lens Baby Composer, SB-700, Singh-Ray Galen Rowell ND Filter.
    http://www.photographsbyrob.com
  • ThomasHortonThomasHorton Posts: 323Member
    My biggest fears are
    1. Being arrested/assulted by the police/security because they think only a terrorist would ever take a picture of an old bridge
    2. Being assulted/shot because someone did not like me taking their picture (even if they were not the subject) or a picture of their kids while they were out in public.
    Gear: Camera obscura with an optical device which transmits and refracts light.
  • SymphoticSymphotic Posts: 615Member
    edited October 2014

    ... Being arrested/assulted by the police/security....
    That almost happened to me in Minsk several years ago. Frankly speaking, Minsk is an ugly town, but great for shooting dilapidated Soviet era architecture. But in my walking around I found an absolutely beautiful building and started shooting it. I was quickly hustled away by my translator when an armed security officer started pointing at us and yelling. It was the Presidential mansion, and photography was not allowed. My translator had actual terror in her eyes. And yes, we got out in a hurry.

    We went to the botanic gardens, where there were no restrictions on photography.
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    Jack Roberts
    "Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought"--Albert Szent-Gyorgy
  • GjesdalGjesdal Posts: 277Member
    Loosing my sight.
    Just had my eyes checked and even if I did had to increase the prescription on my glasses I was told eyes were ok "you're just getting older"....
    D810 | D7100 | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art |Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 G AF-S VRII ED | Nikon 105mm F2.8 AF-S IF-ED VR II Micro | Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM | Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Coolpix P6000 IR converted | http://gjesdal.org
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,537Member
    Loosing my sight.
    Just had my eyes checked and even if I did had to increase the prescription on my glasses I was told eyes were ok "you're just getting older"....
    It is rare that they get better...all you can hope for is that the changes slows down. Mine did for years.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    edited October 2014
    Loosing my sight.
    ....
    Happened to my brother (detached retina) .. had to give up his photography business and sell his studio. :-(

    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • ThomasHortonThomasHorton Posts: 323Member
    There are blind and visually impared photographers

    https://www.flickr.com/groups/blind_photographers/
    Gear: Camera obscura with an optical device which transmits and refracts light.
  • KnockKnockKnockKnock Posts: 370Member
    Greatest fear is that my D60 will seize-up on a job. Just decide it has had enough. Definitely need a new body in order to have a backup/spare. I guess that goes for any gear. It wouldn't be fear if it's just me tinkering as usual, but for (hopefully) paying gigs it'd be fearfully embarrassing.
    D7100, D60, 35mm f/1.8 DX, 50mm f/1.4, 18-105mm DX, 18-55mm VR II, Sony RX-100 ii
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