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My friend got into photography 2 years ago.  He's now into it $30,000!

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I wish...I have approximately 100 new albums to listen to that I bought recently and listen to one for 2 or 3 days and move on...but still want to get TONS or new ciems frown.gif

I know the feeling :) I thought I was done when I got my end game full sized but then I got back into the portable game and bought a few customs and some universals. 

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Vwinter, fully agree and since we talk photos let me turn a bit self indulging and share my small gallery images with you which you can look up here:

http://garfieldfreek.deviantart.com/gallery/
 
 
Whoa! Truly great pics, Ginny. I looked all the way back to 2009.

 

 

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My friend got into photography 2 years ago.  He's now into it $30,000!

 

Right, but I'm willing to bet he has many TOTL cams and lenses. In audio, one DAC can set you back $100K.

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Pick up another hobby. I'm finding that photography is giving me as much satisfaction as this hobby did when I first started.

 

Your wife will love being your own personal underwear model :wink_face: 


I do not just "pick up" hobbies. I have strictly no interest in photo. I love music, books, comics and movies, so these are my "hobbies" :)

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I will post one of my pretty photo's taken with my S2980 bridge camera.

if you look terribly closely, just off to the right within the mulch (you might need to squint one eye) there's a pair of ASG-2, (very small) and slightly out of focus, therefore staying within topic boundaries of this thread. :wink:


 

 



But really I do enjoy taking macro photo's, I just don't get out enough to practice. 

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Realised my mistake trying to derail. Will focus on the important things now, and that's ASG-2 & friends.


Edited by MoonYeol - 10/25/13 at 2:03am
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MoonYeol, perhaps Yes and No.

 

many audiophiles are not only listeners but those who once themselves were into playing or DJing and believe me once into live music there is no way back and no gear will bring this. this is why many audiophiles are restless about getting the best out of their gear. i can tell you each time i am thinking this is all over i find some flaws and subtleys which make me want better better better gear where only the wallet size is the limit. :confused:

 

 

as regards photo again not very correct. we all wait for stunning images from people who still have to walk long way to perfection, i myself know plenty of chaps who make stunning photos who make me want to improve my skills endlessly, so i consider myself being somewhere in the beginning. however the major mistake is to be shy about own learning skills, if you do not experiment and practice there is no way how you can make a good photo. same about audiophile gear and music listen, it all depends what you want to achieve. some want to achieve all that clarity, details and etc characteristics which make audiophile gear famous and expensive, and some others just want bring back live stage emotionality and that last decay dying off moment be this drum or string which is so difficult. i am the last type here.


Edited by Gintaras - 10/25/13 at 1:06am
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That's a bit what I said. But I didn't angle it that way. Anyway, many audiophiles are also artists which make them stand with one leg in each "camp". So they are both the chef and the dining guest. But good points and very nice photographs.

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I still don't want to compare photography to audiphilism. Since photography is more about creating and audiophiles listen. Instead compare photography to being an artist;

 

You can either focus on writing good songs, incredible pieces of art, emotional, captivating which let people open up their hearts.

Or you can become your instrument, know its every vibration, know every little detail about music and be able talk through your instrument.

 

Now, audiophiles are more like tasters;

 

Tasting the wine, describing the bouquet, feeling the sun your cheeks as you walk among the vines, imagining a tiny peach among the grapes, tasting the soil where the grapes grew. Or smelling the ocean in a scotch, that burned tar that just takes you to a wooden ship just off shore in the Atlantic. 

 

So to me those are incomparable. It's like being the chef or being the dining guest. I love both but I'm not really excelling at either. A really talented chef can create a masterpiece for a family to enjoy with $30 worth of groceries. Me, a boring, regular person can either make decent food cheap or make good food with expensive ingredients. The same with photography, though I may like to document parts of my life when I have the energy for it, I can't create real masterpieces. I can't captivate like some do. Because really, almost anybody can set the macro to  f/2.8 in automatic mode and take a picture of a flower. Not everybody can recon a great spot, time the best minute when the sun sets and frame it.

 

BTW, H20, it wasn't really to make you feel bad. You probably take great pictures, it's just that photographing flowers is really rewarding because often you get very good conditions and it's rather easy to get ok pictures. I know about getting the perfect sparkle in droplets of water on a leaf and that the wind is your enemy and that angles are important. It's just that flowers are, by themselves, beautiful and appreciated by many.

 

Really, I feel like I'm digging a hole for myself and the more I try to cover it up the deeper I dig. So I'm going to stop the rant here.


Please don't worry, the flowers are just in our garden downstairs and I don't consider myself any type of masterful photographer, nor trying to show any talent, although I do appreciate what my camera can do for me in dummy mode. I bought the bridge camera to work for me (and eventually) me work for the camera, like I bought IEM's for a similar purpose. If I was to go in-depth and explain my post I'd be associating taking photos on a similar enjoyment level to audio, both hobbies being just as involving and quite addictive, however I simply don't have time to go out and practice with ISO, shutter speeds, aperture and different lighting outdoors these days, but I would like to grab decent shots of my audio gear. 

My original interest to post in the thread was when reading eke saying he's finding photography just as addictive as freshly born audiophiles, and I can totally agree on that. Anyway, this will be my last post here (on the subject) as I really don't want to be the one who gets the thread in trouble for completely derailing and was pushing my limits with the last post.

Everyone peace out and love your ASG-2!! 
 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 10/25/13 at 2:09am
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Please don't worry, the flowers are just in our garden downstairs and I don't consider myself any type of masterful photographer, nor trying to show any talent, although I do appreciate what my camera can do for me in dummy mode.
 

 

mate, c'mon relax, we all do it for our own pleasure and talents grow here and there. but we would not know talents if all they would abandon their attempts only because someone told them again ... read some nice bios books about prominent people, some of them felt desperate and like giving up before coming to fame.

 

also any skilled artist or musician will tell you that sometimes all it takes to kill good talent is a single bad word, this is why among artists you find more tolerant people than normally among average Joes. ;)

 

so all i can tell you, practice, experiment, read, see others doing and keep your imagination sharp and open, it all helps and no teacher will be able to bring it for you if you do not do it yourself.

if you want i can show you some photos from when i started, after seeing which you will understand how good you are compared to how bad i was :beerchug:

 

so take camera and go on shooting spree mate :D

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mate, c'mon relax, we all do it for our own pleasure and talents grow here and there. but we would not know talents if all they would abandon their attempts only because someone told them again ... read some nice bios books about prominent people, some of them felt desperate and like giving up before coming to fame.

 

also any skilled artist or musician will tell you that sometimes all it takes to kill good talent is a single bad word, this is why among artists you find more tolerant people than normally among average Joes. ;)

 

so all i can tell you, practice, experiment, read, see others doing and keep your imagination sharp and open, it all helps and no teacher will be able to bring it for you if you do not do it yourself.

if you want i can show you some photos from when i started, after seeing which you will understand how good you are compared to how bad i was :beerchug:

 

so take camera and go on shooting spree mate :D

First of all, why tell him to relax when he did not get mad at all ? Besides, do you take these sentences from a self-improvement book or a 12 step method ?


Edited by Mimouille - 10/25/13 at 2:39am
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By the way. I'm listening to my MH1C and while they don't really do anything wrong, I just miss my ASG-2 and the way they make me feel the music.

*hint hint*
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


Please don't worry, the flowers are just in our garden downstairs and I don't consider myself any type of masterful photographer, nor trying to show any talent, although I do appreciate what my camera can do for me in dummy mode. I bought the bridge camera to work for me (and eventually) me work for the camera, like I bought IEM's for a similar purpose. If I was to go in-depth and explain my post I'd be associating taking photos on a similar enjoyment level to audio, both hobbies being just as involving and quite addictive, however I simply don't have time to go out and practice with ISO, shutter speeds, aperture and different lighting outdoors these days, but I would like to grab decent shots of my audio gear. 

My original interest to post in the thread was when reading eke saying he's finding photography just as addictive as freshly born audiophiles, and I can totally agree on that. Anyway, this will be my last post here (on the subject) as I really don't want to be the one who gets the thread in trouble for completely derailing and was pushing my limits with the last post.

Everyone peace out and love your ASG-2!! 
 

No worries!  These threads eventually get off track because there simply is not much left to discuss that hasn't already been discussed.  I consider the side track a great diversion, usually after around page 200.

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First of all, why tell him to relax when he did not get mad at all ? Besides, do you take these sentences from a self-improvement book or a 12 step method ?

 

mate, you funny... i took these out of my poor head, why would i have to copy books??? :eek:

 

i did not suggest anything bad, neither relax recommendation meant to be seen in a medical context, not sure if you know the difference :tongue:

 

seriously, no comment :D

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No worries!  These threads eventually get off track because there simply is not much left to discuss that hasn't already been discussed.  I consider the side track a great diversion, usually after around page 200.

 

no no no.... we can once again discuss Terra player :wink_face:

 

seriously, i am looking forward to updated ASG2 or ASG2.5 because i find ASG to be a very special and very seductive IEM worth my rambles.

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