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Ever Had No Mood For Editing For A Long Time?  
User currently offlineKLM772ER From Germany, joined May 2006, 615 posts, RR: 18
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

Hello folks,

Just wondering, have you ever had no mood to edit or shoot for over a month?

I am just sitting here and want to edit some shots I have, but whenever I start I realize within 5 min, that it is just no fun at the moment.  fever 
And without the fun, the results, simply are not good... I do something like three steps and even so early in progress, I see that it won't get a good result...  frown 

It is strange, as normally I am a freak like probably all of us
I hope it doesn't stay to long...  Sad
Have you ever had such a phase?

Cheers
Björn  fever 

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User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Quoting KLM772ER (Thread starter):
Have you ever had such a phase?

Absolutely. Everyone needs a break from time to time. Quite frankly, editing photos to upload them here has never been fun for me. I'd rather go out & shoot instead of wondering whether a photo needs to be rotated 0.0049 degrees clockwise. Then, there are also weeks during my camera hangs out all the time.  Smile

Thomas


User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Quoting KLM772ER (Thread starter):
Have you ever had such a phase?

All the time. I think it's mainly due to going to the same airport and shooting the same planes most of the time. Best thing to do is go and photograph something totally different and that gives you a break.


User currently offlineKLM772ER From Germany, joined May 2006, 615 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

Quoting EK20 (Reply 2):
I think it's mainly due to going to the same airport and shooting the same planes most of the time. Best thing to do is go and photograph something totally different and that gives you a break.

That is my problem. That is exactly what I did. I was in Brasil, and had the chance to take some shots there, I even flew over Sao Paulo in a Cherokee and took some shots. But it simply was no fun. It was over a week ago, and I didn't even have a look at them yet.. they are still on the CF in the camera ...

Anyway there will be the time when I will see them and probably give one or two a go.. (hope it will be soon!)

Cheers
Björn

[Edited 2007-10-02 18:01:18]

User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Quoting EK20 (Reply 2):
Best thing to do is go and photograph something totally different and that gives you a break.

Very true.

Or, go to other airports, write to other photogs, try to get (legal) access to restricted areas, and yes, now and then just leave the camera in the bag  Wow! and have a drink while enjoying the wonderful world with the two 50mm primes you got when you were born  Wink It's fun.


Roel.



Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Hi Björn,

Is that why your night shot of the Leverkusen An-2 is still not in the database?
I drove by last week, and I'm uploading a photo... If it gets accepted, I hope you don't mind. sorry 

Quoting EK20 (Reply 2):
Best thing to do is go and photograph something totally different and that gives you a break.

 checkmark 
I also enjoy browsing through my old files. Sometimes I find older shots that I like, or that I am now able to edit better. It's fun editing and uploading these.

Peter Smile



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Absolutely the same here. But having pics on Anet or other sites is not everything. Why not just shoof planes (or other things) and be happy with the results and not be happy with the edited results which were accepted here. Also you have all time of the world to upload and edit. Normally I edit not more than 4 pics per day of my over 300 I have taken over the last months and where I think they are good enough for Anet. I'm not in the need to upload them on the day they were taken. Also have a job and a family and enjoy more to spend time on these things than with editing pics.

Anet is not everything the world is about!

georg


User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Quote:
Anet is not everything the world is about!


Good point. For awhile I was so focused on getting my first approval for Anet that I forgot to have fun with my aviation photography. Granted, aspiring to become a photographer in the database is a goal and with that in mind I am more critical of my photography, but I keep it in perspective that my first goal is to challenge myself and grow as a photographer and have fun doing it.



(edited for grammar)

[Edited 2007-10-02 20:53:54]


If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles.
User currently offlineCalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

Quoting KLM772ER (Thread starter):
Just wondering, have you ever had no mood to edit or shoot for over a month?

All the time! I shoot a few weddings and editing darn near kills me. The latest one was 4 days (an Indian wedding) and 1700 pictures. After editing all those, I have zero interest in even looking at my aviation stuff. I must have over 10,000 decent aviation images and just can't be bothered to edit and upload them...

B


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5696 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3462 times:
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Quoting CalgaryBill (Reply 8):
All the time! I shoot a few weddings and editing darn near kills me.

Yep, just getting over one of those!

Quoting EK20 (Reply 2):
All the time. I think it's mainly due to going to the same airport and shooting the same planes most of the time. Best thing to do is go and photograph something totally different and that gives you a break.

Burn out is an issue, especially if there is no variety in your shooting.

Between my PC and the 2 HDD attached to it there are probably 50,000 photos that have seen no post processing, every now and then I go thru some and do some processing. Sure I looked at them when downloaded and selected the "Best" for processing... but then I am not the worlds greatest editor (content rather than processing) so sometimes I find hidden gems, that helps rekindle the enthusiasm as well.

Another thing that affects enthusiasm for editing and processing is .. why are you doing it?
A/ Is it for the photography?
B/ Is it as a record of your plane spotting?
C/ Is it to get pics on A.net?

There is no correct (or better worded.. wrong) answer to that question but your answer will influence your enthusiasm for the processing portion of the craft.

Cheers

Chris



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineKLM772ER From Germany, joined May 2006, 615 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 5):
Is that why your night shot of the Leverkusen An-2 is still not in the database?
I drove by last week, and I'm uploading a photo... If it gets accepted, I hope you don't mind. sorry

Yep one of the reasons, Mick wanted to give it a go back than, but never heard back anything yet. Waited two weeks or so.
And when I finally decided to do it myself, it was no fun in doing so...

But actually today I reedited the shot, and right now I am waiting till the server works again to upload it

Why should I mind if you upload a shot, it is neither my plane nor do I have the right to prevent someone from taking photos.
And if I am not uploading my shots, it is my own fault

Anyway maybe you can buy me a beer if we happen to meet someday

Cheers
Björn

[Edited 2007-10-03 14:26:41]

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Quoting KLM772ER (Reply 10):
Anyway maybe you can buy me a beer when if we happen to meet someday

Will do!  Smile



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1632 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Quoting KLM772ER (Thread starter):
Just wondering, have you ever had no mood to edit or shoot for over a month?

Definitely. I'm in that kind of mood right now. I have dozens of photos from OSH this year that have been sitting on my hard drive for months. I'm frankly too busy at the moment to edit them, but I also have sought to widen my perspective when it comes to photography and am shooting a variety of other subjects.

-N243NW Big grin



B-52s don't take off. They scare the ground away.
User currently offlineShep2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

No doubt - if you don't take a break from time to time - awareness is lost.

Don't get too involved in your own vision - fore there's lots more out there to see...


User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Yup I am in one of those 'zones' too... I have several gigs of RAW that need to be looked at - but I just couldn't be bothered right now to do it.

Variety is the spice of life, and a break is good too now and then...



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Yes, I'm in no mood for editing though I have a bunch of shots to edit. Don't care really, nothing to lose by taking a break.

User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Yes - I'm in that mode at the moment.

Can't be bothered.

Viv



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

I know the feeling. I've got a few shots that I'll eventually edit and upload, but right now... I simply can't be arsed. Edited several non-aviation photos though, just needed a break from a.net's rules. I hope that in about two weeks, when I return from a short trip with hopefully a fair bit of spotting, I'll have the nerve to wonder about things like level, center, etc. again.


I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5696 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3424 times:
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Quoting TransIsland (Reply 17):
Edited several non-aviation photos though, just needed a break from a.net's rules.

This raises an interesting question.
Those that are tired of editing, are you tired of post processing altogether or simply taking a break from A.nets relatively tight and generally uncreative guidelines?

Cheers

Chris



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineKLM772ER From Germany, joined May 2006, 615 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 18):
Those that are tired of editing, are you tired of post processing altogether or simply taking a break from A.nets relatively tight and generally uncreative guidelines?

For me it is a complete break from editing.. Right now it is getting a bit better, but I have no time... So lets see how it is in a week or two.
But I think my break has nothing to do with the rules from anet. Whenever I edit for Anet, I know what I expect to get as a result, and as I am feeling free to give creativity a chance, I know it is normally nothing for here. But as often said above, Anet is not everything...  Wink

As for the break, I think it has more or less to do with the overall situation in my live right now. And the funny thing is, normally photography helps me to relax and take a break from all the stress.. and right now it is just not working..

and that is what I intended with the topic... ever had the feeling to take a complete break from our great hobby and not just from Anet????

Björn


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 18):
taking a break from A.nets relatively tight and generally uncreative guidelines?

For me, that's it - especially the inconsistent application of the "sharpening" criterion.



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Quoting KLM772ER (Reply 19):
and that is what I intended with the topic... ever had the feeling to take a complete break from our great hobby and not just from Anet????

Mostly when I have lots of things to do and manage in my private life or in the job I'm not very interested in spotting at all but then when I came back to the airport it makes even more fun than regular visits. Also enjoy those quite times when you are alone at the fence with just your thought, a camera and few planes behind the fence.

georg


User currently offlineGhostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

This thread gives me hope! I really have not been in the mood to edit shots for A.Net for quite a while now and I am struggling to understand why it has become a bit of a chore and mildly unsatisfying. Can see where Chris is coming from with "A.nets relatively tight and generally uncreative guidelines" but that is not normally an issue for me, also my acceptance ratio has always been good and the rejections I have had, well I look at them and agree with the screeners then decide whether I can be bothered to try again or not (and the answer sadly is normally not!). Have also been receiving feedback from screeners (thanks Mick!) which I appreciate so no problems with A.Net as it is currently operated.

Perhaps part of the problem is that I see myself as an aviation enthusiast who happens to take photos, I have no ambition to be an aviation photographer. A.Net has, I think, become much more focused upon being a place for photographers and less for enthusiasts - especially the last few years - and so the energy here feels like a mix of many people wanting to achieve first uploads to become noted as photographers, or trying to be the 'best' / 'top of the pile' which personally leaves me cold.

I have recently been uploading to a new military aircraft database - better not say which one if I want to remain here  Wink - and that has brought the sparkle / excitement back again. Yes, lucky to get more than 50 views per photo whereas on A.Net it would be nearer 500 but the standards are a little less tight and I can post photos which mean something to me as an enthusiast and they will be accepted and shared with other military enthusiasts. For example, one of my bugbears here has been what has felt like an embargo on military nose art (you are indeed more likely to get an elephant through the eye of a needle than military nose art accepted here) yet I can post these to my heart's content on that database.

Perhaps we all change with time and what we want out of our interests changes as well. Having no mood to edit or shoot for over a month might well indicate that it is time to stand back and ask what does uploading to A.Net really do for you and is it really worth all that editing time? If you want to jump that increasingly higher standards hurdle because it is there to achieve then great. If you want to be an A.Net 'name' then good luck to you. But when editing becomes a chore it might be time to make a decision and look further afield. Satisfaction is out there - somewhere  Smile

 ghost 



"I chase my dreams but I never seem to arrive"
User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Interesting thread.

I've pretty much fallen out of airliner photography for the past couple of years, but I do get the itch for it every now and then. I probably shoot only three or four times a year now (but they are all full-day shoots), and I don't even bother editing the photos when I get home. I do sort them, but I'll edit them...someday.

I'm starting to get excited about winter shooting here @ LAX, so I'm sure I'll be shooting again soon. But editing? Someday.  Smile


User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 17):
Edited several non-aviation photos though, just needed a break from a.net's rules.

That's a good thing. I've been doing that for a while, I will have a very small few coming through the ranks here (hopefully) but not too many. It is good to get away from "rules" as it only clouds one's judgements.

It makes a difference when you move somewhere and you can't get near the airport for decent shots like I am now!

I can't edit at the moment, as my computer is in a box on a truck somewhere, but quite frankly, if it was here, I couldn't be bothered doing any aircraft photo editing anyway. For my own site, yeah sure, but for here, not really. I'm on a bit of a break from it.


25 ZakHH : Usually, the mood to not edit comes before the mood to not shoot. Which ends me up with tons of unsighted RAWs on the harddisk, which again is a demo
26 Flyfisher1976 : I have a rather large collection of photos thast I need to go through. Probably on the order of 2-3 thousand. I find it hard to get motivated to sit i
27 PictureThis : I haven't edited any for absolutly ages, not even taken them off my camera some of them! I still enjoy going and taking the photos though Just got mor
28 Chris78cpr : I feel this too. I am currently onto editing stuff from May 2005! LOL I have the last 2 years and 4 months to go through. Probably around 20,000 shots
29 Post contains images Jid : Chris I think I will have to see this calendar !!!! It may give me some motervation
30 Chris78cpr : I think you'll like it Jid! 24 pictures of the university's sports teams! And guess what! It's a naked calender! It's been hard shooting photos of na
31 Post contains images Jid : If you need my address or even a self addressed large envelope just let me know - Oh I feel some inspiration coming this way ... for aviation .. hummm
32 Post contains images KLM772ER : This turned into a really interesting thread.. On the one hand there are people who are unhappy with rules of Airliners.net and have no feel like edit
33 Jorge1812 : What I found interesting is that nobody (IIRC) said no, I still like to edit pics all the day and never have a problem with editing thousands of pics
34 Post contains images Aviopic : Guess they simply did not bother to answer From the thousands of uploaders only a hand full entered the thread so........... I can honestly say that
35 Post contains images Boeingfreak : I'm experiencing something similar. I haven't been to the airport since August 1st. Weather was shit in August and school started again in September.
36 Codeshare : I had a break like that last year, about 2 months or so, and it was really hard to get back. t resulted in a few rejections at the beginning. As of Oc
37 N710PS : I know how that feels, I shot like mad from from October through April and than did not pick up the camera again untill this past week. I have uploade
38 Post contains images LHRman : To be fair, the weather has been a main contibutor to the reason why editing has been on the down for myself and probably most others living in the UK
39 StealthZ : Just figured this out.. well for me anyway. My primary motivation is to produce nice prints, what I put online (pbase) and upload to Anet etc are diff
40 Granite : Chris These guidelines are going to be discussed with the management at the head crew summit. I know the management are interested. Regards Gary
41 Post contains images Boeingfreak : My editing mood came back after my trip to FRA, it was just fantastic! 15 currently sitting in the Q Florian
42 Jez : I'm currently experiencing a bit of a processing block. My recent uploads were processed a few months ago. I've not really been in the mood for it sin
43 Post contains images KLM772ER : That sounds very interesting, so there might be a change in the future of maybe getting some more "creative" shots into the db? Keep us up to date, I
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