You Know You Are a Photography Geek if…

Day Sixteen: Me Moment

  1. You take day long trips just to find a new place to take pictures and if you are like me you get lost the entire day and end up not
    getting any shots and being sad the rest of the weekend.
  2. You don’t mind going outside in the freezing cold just to get that certain shot, even when your fingers go numb and you can’t
    press the button anymore.
  3. You make plans to see people if only just to get new photo opportunities and then you have them drive you around to take pictures.
  4. You risk your safety to get a shot you really want (ie. trespassing on a property or ignoring dangerous weather conditions).
  5. You feel like something is missing if a day goes by and you don’t take any pictures.
  6. You stalk photographers online on a daily basis in hopes their talent will rub off on you.
  7. You are willing to look like an idiot to get a certain shot and are used to people laughing at you for crawling on the floor or taking pictures while sitting at a red light.
  8. You always seem to want a bigger and better camera.
  9. You get so caught up in taking pictures that sometimes you miss actually enjoying a moment.
  10. You are never completely satisfied with your work.

It seems I am now officially a Photo Nerd or whatever you wanna call me.


  1. themuttprincess

    January 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    If you do all of those things, I would certainly say you are a photo nerd.

    I wish I had that kind of dedication… Your pics are great!!!

  2. Heather B

    January 20, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Yep you qualify as a photo geek

  3. Grey Street Girl

    January 21, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Oh geez, this is so me. I think I need a 12-step program.

  4. Robin

    January 21, 2009 at 9:11 am

    @themuttprincess – :blush:
    @Heather B – Where do I get my certificate?
    @Grey Street Girl – Hi, my name is Robin and I am addicted to taking pictures.

  5. gemini

    January 21, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    lol yup this is you… I have not reached that level… I am still a Nerds apprentice.


  6. whall

    January 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    You forgot

    11. You write an original “you might be [something] if” blog post about photography.

  7. edmcbride

    January 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    i am not a photo nerd. the best pictures i take are by accident with auto focus. i point and click.


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