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Thursday, September 1, 2011

You Know You're Addicted To Photography When:

  1. You have $300,00 in your bank account and you debate on whether to get decent running shoes and replacement t-shirts (because your shoes are falling off your feet and people hand you money every time you step out) or get yourself that new 35mm f/1.8 lens.
  2. You'd forgo eating just to nail that perfect shot...
  3. You hand your camera bag to your buddy who works in construction; he just about staggers...and comments "What the hell do you have in that bag???"
  4. You look at either the Nikkor Lens Catalog or Canon Lens Catalog and almost drown in a puddle of your own drool.  
  5. At work your right hand feels funny because your camera isn't in it. (unless you're a photographer in your day job and then everything just feels fine). 
  6. People wonder if you're OK in the head because you're looking at an object from different angles trying to find the right angle and background to take a shot.  
  7. You walk out of the camera store without buying anything and have withdrawal symptoms.  
  8. When you start talking in acronyms.  "Well, you got your 70-300 VR hooked up to your D300s and your MC-62 goes in right there. Then you hook her up to the Man 200PL14; snap'er into the 488RC2 then hook'er up to the 190XB and there ya go.  That way yer D300s don't shake.  Got it?" and other photography addicts understand you. 
  9. When a typical PNW (raining like hell) morning doesn't faze you and you still step out with camera bag in hand (and come back with pictures). 
  10. You got a "stuffed animal" shooting buddy in your camera bag.
  11. You talk to your shooting buddy.
  12. Your shooting buddy talks back. 
  13. You have arguments with your shooting buddy about which f/stop to use.
  14. You can bolt down a Big Mac, Large Fries and a Coke in 5 minutes flat because you want to get back to your camera and not miss any more photography opportunities. 
  15. Your kids run when they see you bring out the camera.   
  16. You dream about that big Nikon AF-S 600mm lens, you can feel it in your're caressing it...when all of a sudden you trip and fall...and break that lens...and you wake up in a cold sweat thinking about how you're going to replace that lens...and you realize it was all a dream but instead of being relieved, you feel depressed. 
  17. The local camera shop clerks roll their eyes when you walk into the store, knowing you're coming in to kick tires again. 
  18. And they actually die of shock when you turn around and buy a camera from them. 
(more to come)

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