This happens not just to photography la. It is a human problem. Somehow we are not contented. we want better housing, better PC/Mac, better software, better cars, better fishing gears, better everything! It is a bottomless pit.....
Get into another obsession to kill the current obsession. Works very well
Lets just face it: CS is a somewhat equipment-centric forum after all. There are lots of other photography forums out there, some with an emphasis on gear discussions, others emphasise more on showing off their artistic skills and techniques thru posting their works or links to their galleries.
As such, we have to accept the fact that as long as the admin allows sig space, ppl will always be filling their sigs with fancy gear like 1DsIIIs and D3xs and Ls and what not, whether real or imagined, nobody really knows.
seriously though, don't you think these kinds of demands are rather unrealistic? as if the relationship will be affected by the amount of money you spend on the ring. i'm sure you are not buying it from a wet market or something
which is more important, love or money?
sorry for the OT a bit
I think she not 100% serious on it ba? We've never really thought about rings but planning to
get married within 2 years so it's one thing we have to consider. She's more of the thrifty sort,
never asked me for anything expensive so it's kind of a double-edged sword thing.
She doesn't like that I spend on anything 'expensive' as well.
Dude, never taking back what I said for it already happened. Not by a Sony Ericsson but by a Nokia phone.
What I would do whenever i feel the urge to buy something new or feels my camera needs an upgrade, I always read this site - http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm
I am single. That helps. A lot. Accumulate now. Then when get attached - guilt free! hahaha
But that is a good article, because often I find people hung up more on the potential of the camera
"oh my god it can take a million frames per second, its bokeh is so good, any subject also boleh, etc...."
rather than the process and pleasure of finding, making and enjoying photographs.
If people have time i highly recommend 3 books that are somewhat academic but are nonetheless powerful reflections on
the deeper nature of photography; beyond large apertures and saturated settings and sharp, sharp sharp...
Susan Sontag - On Photography
Roland Barthes - Camera Lucida
John Berger - Ways of Seeing
"I dismiss all knowledge, all culture, I refuse to inherit anything from another eye than my own" - Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida
That is something I think we can all learn to lust after a little more, the art of composition, a deeper way of seeing.
pictures are poems that write light into shadow
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