Yeah, I oso find myself in same situation -
office hour = work
after office hour = family
weekend = shopping centers and child enrichment programme.
Had drag my gear around the whole weekend, but not a single shot....
Everytime see other people's photo shots, I wish can break away from all these routines and go around to take some photos.
subjects are everywhere and all the time
For me, I tell myself, 3 hrs a week (Sunday morning), or 12 hrs a month, or at least 144 hrs a year to use my cams. Sun morning ... join Charby,Modelin, join macro, join kakkis shoot scenery, go zoo, bird park, etc..... Switch off hp and i dont care abt anything except shooting on my Sun shoot.... after a while, everyone will leave you alone on Sun morning. and you will always look forward for your weekends!
always the Light, .... always.
I once thought that I too do not have time for photography.
However upon deeper evaluation, it's not the time but rather being at the right time and the right place and having the right subject.
Sometimes, it's just a matter of switching your shooting styles and subjects.
sometimes when i need to destress
b4 work - shoot
on the way to lunch - shoot
send kid to class, while waiting can also shoot
why dont you just bring your camera along wherever you go? even to work.
i always catch a scene and find myself saying "damn i wish i had my camera now"
but then again, it all depends on what you like to shoot...