How To Get Rid Of GAS

How To Get Rid Of GAS "Gear Acquisition Syndrome" In Photography

How to get rid of gas in photography

“Gear Acquisition Syndrome”

This is a common “syndrome” among many photographers, musicians & artists. GAS is an impulsive urge to purchase more gear. Gear that fills (only in your head) a major hole in your setup. In photography, it can be a camera, lens, lighting, backdrops, cables, computer software, and MUCH MORE!

The Problem: There is always something more to buy. There is always someone telling you that there is an “easy” button. “This lens will make your portraits look great” – (For $2200)

Five Steps to Get Rid Of “GAS”

Step 1: Give your camera and lenses a good cleaning. Try to make them look as new as the day you bought them.

Step 2: Research online as if you are thinking about buying the camera or lens that you already own. You will learn something new. This will energize you.

Step 3: Keep in mind that the camera you want and the camera you have are extremely similar. There are far more similarities than differences. Practically speaking, they are the same!

Step 4: Remember that cameras do not take photographs. You do.

Step 5: Go out and shoot. Attend photo events. Spend more time discussing and shooting photos. Less time watching YouTube reviews.

Conclusion

Taking photos is by far the most important thing a photographer can do to re-energize, stay motivated and get rid of GAS. Instead of going to the camera shop, leaving your house for a simple photo walk could save you thousands of dollars in impulsive purchases.



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