45 Feelings Only Photographers Will Understand

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1. When all the other TOGs are out shooting and you’re stuck indoors editing 8 weddings and a christening.

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2. Still having 8 weddings and a christening left to edit and deliver when all you want to do is nap.

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3. When you’ve been editing WAYYYYYY too long…


4. Wearing whatever you want to work because you work from home.

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5. When you have to leave for an evening shoot after editing all day.

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6. Trying to motivate yourself to get some work done.

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7. When you finally finish editing a project.


8. Browsing for expensive new equipment online (that you SO cannot afford right now).

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9. When someone asks you what lens you want to buy next.

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10. When you finally decide what lens you’re going to buy next.

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11. And then you see the brand new, just released f/1.2 version that costs £1,000 extra but is sooooo pretty…

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12. Deciding what is appropriate to wear for the super formal wedding you’re shooting tomorrow.

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13. When you pick up your second shooter for today’s wedding and you know it’s going to be an awesome day.

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14. When you both finally finish working at midnight after staying late for their sparkler exit and race to McDonald’s for nourishment.

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15. When kids see your camera and find out you’re a photographer.

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16. When you’re shooting and you first smell the wedding food.

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17. Trying to get 100 guests together and looking at you for a group photo.

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18. When you’re taking professional photos and someone blocks your shot to take a picture with their smart phone.

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19. Trying to get kids to smile for photos.

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20. When someone compliments your camera.

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21. And says “your camera must take good photos.”

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22. When you forget to remove the lens cap…


23. When someone asks you to shoot “for exposure”.

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24. When someone books your biggest package.

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25. When the sun is at that awful angle…

26. When people can’t look at the camera at the same time for 3 seconds…

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27. When a website uses your images without crediting you.

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28. When you find your images in someone else’s portfolio.

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29. Almost blinding people with your flash.

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30. Finding other photographer buddies.

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31. When you leave the house and realise you forgot your memory cards.

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32. When a client doesn’t like your photo.

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33. When a photographer says mean things about your work on the forum.

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34. Nailing that perfect shot.

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35. When the bride and groom prepare special vows and they’re absolutely beautiful.

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36. When your battery dies.

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37. Trying to email everybody back after a late shoot.

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38. Trying to blend in and look like a guest at the wedding.

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39. When a potential client decides to go with another photographer.

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40. The need to go anywhere and take pictures constantly.

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41. When a client leaves you great feedback.

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42. When you nearly drop your camera.

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43. When it’s time to update your website.

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44. When shooting newborns and babies…

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45. When you realise you wouldn’t trade it for anything…

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