How do you find the time?

Discussion in 'Photography chatter' started by Chris, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. I'm just wondering, how the heck do you find the time for your photography?

    I got one kid, a small business and a full time job and I'm fucked.

    I know some of you are the same but with more kids - how the hell do you do it? I'm constantly fucked :)
  2. Ditto 1 kid, a small business (which finally is actually starting to gain some momentum), a full time job and, joy of joys, small child #2 on the way.

    Sleep will soon again be a distant, warm memory...

    I find the time by taking a camera with me the two days I go into town for work, so snatch odd shots on the walk from the bus and at lunchtime. The two days I work from home I've usually got half an hour or so to fiddle with lightroom or package up sold prints, but that is about it. The darkroom is mothballed at the moment, but hoping to take a couple of days towards the end of the year to get it sorted out again.
  3. I can relate to all of that. And I do like @IainK in that I bring my camera along to work and everywhere else. Not exactly structured development of a portfolio but it's all I have to work with!
  4. I have many hobbies - arguably too many - but I made a decision several years ago to focus on those things that I had in common with my daughters. So my entrance into photography was due to Maddy's interest, and we manage to do a lot of it together, or at least in parallel. That's why we have all the cameras, lenses and other gear, the film developing and darkroom setup, and why we do photography-specific trips and events.

    Of course, like most of the other folks in this thread I also have a full-time job, and a bunch of things I do with my other daughter, so my photography time is largely my lunch breaks; the vast majority of my pictures are taken within a mile or so of my office. That's made for an interesting kind of meta-project, finding new and interesting things to photograph on streets that I've already walked many times...
  5. Coffee, lots of it... and Adobe Creative Cloud/Lightroom on my iPad. Editing work during lunch breaks in the pub has worked wonders for my workflow!
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  6. The thing is that if I was doing simple conversion then I would do the same onto the jpgs. I edit some pics on the iPhone since getting the Fuji. But usually I use some plugins like nil for my workflow, so the iPad iPhone route is a pain. I can't wait till Lightroom works in the cloud. I hear it's already working in the lab

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  7. I import on the computer, select the photos I want and put them into a collection, sync that and then edit when on the go. Sometimes I do some more edits on computer (like cloning for example). When I'm finished with the project, I export on the computer.
  8. I should make more effort to do the basic image selection stuff on LR mobile. The issue is that on my bus rides to/from work if I'm not physically asleep my capacity for thought is greatly reduced.
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  9. I struggle to as work gets in the way. I'll always keep the camera with me where I can but haven't taken that much lately as I'm sometimes not sure what I want to photograph next. As I'm still learning I'll have a look at what others have done, then try that. I did sunsets not long ago and lately I've been doing the stars, mainly to learn what settings I needs and learn how to use the intervalometer. Not too concerned on where yet, just learning settings. I do want to shoot Worms Head down Gower soon at night but weather has been crap lately. It's been done to death but I still want to do it.
  10. lunch breaks, getting to and from work, any errand -even taking out the trash...

    these are all times where I pull out a camera. it sure helps if you've got something pocketable like a p&s 35mm or medium format folder. that or enough room in your bag for one or three cameras.

    I've lugged around these the last week:
    Bronica C / Yashica 635
    Olympus Mju II
    Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim
  11. I don't have a Bronica (want one though!) but I have carried folders before and lately I've become quite fond of the inexpensive point-and-shoots. I take an Olympus Stylus/Mju wherever I go (usually a 70mm, though I have a 140 as well) and I've been accumulating others through the local thrift stores. Today I'm trying a Pentax ESPIO 120SW, which has a reputation as a good camera and also possesses a wonderful feature for those of us who like expired film - if it doesn't get a DX code, it defaults to ISO 25. I have a lot of film stock that's happy at that speed, so I can easily hand-roll it for this camera. The Stylus line defaults to 100, which is still usable but limits what I can put in them (other than fresh film, of course).
  12. ooh, I've got the Pentax ESPIO 120SW. I don't use it a real lot but it's too nice to let go, I don't think I'll stumble upon a better and sleeker compact zoom anytime soon. and if not for zoom, the 28mm wide end is nice. also the 25 iso default. works nicely with polypan f
    time is slipping
    by jonas lundström, on Flickr
  13. Aha, you do like it! I guess the caption from the Flickr group portrait is outdated, glad to hear it ;)

    I shot my first roll of Polypan F recently, and it is very nice film, but at $10 a roll from FPP it's too rich for my blood. I need to find a hundred foot roll of it so I can load my own.

    [​IMG]Door detail by Bill Owens, on Flickr
  14. yeah, it was good times when the film was available in the long rolls. I'm thinking of trying orwo when I run out of polypan f

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