Originally Posted by Ian Grant
Same here. I've considered myself a "photographer" for 45 years, but there have been periods, usually months, (but once or twice measured in years), that I did nothing. Since this is no longer even a part-time profession, life often takes priority.
Originally Posted by Valerie
I, too, moved house 4 years ago, and it was a year and a half before I got the new darkroom up and running. Then, since I had spent so much time in construction, I was "sick of it" for a few months and didn't even want to go out there.
But, kick-starts come along. Many years ago, it was getting my first medium format slr. Several years ago, it was meeting other local photographers (through APUG, as a matter of fact) and getting involved in a collaborative project. Currently, it is a pending photo trip with a group that has me "practicing" almost daily with 35mm gear, so that traveling will be easier than with medium format.
Like my friend Valerie, I don't "beat myself up" if I'm not working. I mean, it's a hobby afterall ...