Does Buying Photo Gear Motivate You to Shoot More?

Does Buying Photo Gear Motivate You to Shoot More?

Photographers often fault the lack of gear as an excuse for why they don’t take better photos. But Allen argues that sometimes acquiring more gear can actually motivate you to photograph more. As he battles his current bout of Gear Acquisition Syndrome, he coerced Sarah to begrudgingly talk about gear for a whole episode!

What piece of gear motivated you to shoot more and better? And what purchased do you regret? Is talking about gear a gendered activity? And how many clouds need to be in the sky to prevent Allen from getting up early to do a timelapse?

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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  1. Shu at 2:35 pm

    Thanks for the podcast. I haven’t been shooting much for a while. So this made me curious. After listening to you two hashing it out. What struck true for me was using maybe 1 lens and keeping it simple and fun.

    Btw. You can work the macro lens, using a tripod and playing with a lot helps. Personally, I think it’s geared more for a set up shot that takes planning and lots of experimenting… versus the kind that you can just pull out of a bag and shot away with minimal fiddling around.

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