Life Getting in the Way

High Clouds over Clark LakeFor me, photography is truly wonderful hobby to have. But at the end of the day, and at least for now, it really is just a hobby.

When it comes down to it, I still have to pay the bills and when work gets demanding like it has been lately, my hobbies and the other fun things I’d rather be doing instead fall by the wayside. These days, it seems wrong to be complaining about having a job, and that’s not what I’m doing. I’ve come to terms that work comes first, second, and sometimes third, it just has to get done.

What’s rough, though, is when I get on a roll with my photography efforts whether I’m going out shooting or in the digital darkroom or the many great things online you can do with photography these days. It’s rough when I have all that momentum and then have to put things on hold for days or weeks at a time. It’s kind of a bummer.

Getting Caught Up

Like many things in life, this stuff comes in waves, and over the years I’ve been getting better at knowing when they’re coming and when they start to settle down.  This week might be one of those weeks where things start to fall off and I can try to get caught up.

Plus, one of the benefits I’ve come to enjoy in the past few years is having the entire week of Christmas off as a company holiday. There’s more than enough things I can be doing photography-wise during that week, and it’s going do depend on whether we get a lot of snow (so I can go out and shoot more) or if I’ll be revisiting my ever growing task list when it comes to the darkroom or the blog here.


I like the fact that the various contacts of mine are a good mix of professional photographs and part-time hobbyists like myself.  I’m sure there are aspects of this from both sides of that spectrum, and I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts or experiences you might have had in your photographic efforts.

– Kris

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