Originally Posted by Sean Webster
Nah, i haven't really only a few in my room are on the wall. 8x10
And I sold a few to some fiends.
I think I need to focus on shooting more tho, you have a very valid point. I need some flashes more than the body or lens. I had the YN 565 for a few days but ended up selling it to a friend for a profit and I now I have no flash.
It sucks where I live there is nothing good t look at around here + i don't have a car so that inhibits me a ton from travel. I have been in a depressed state too so I haven't gone out of the house for the last 2 months and actually done anything.
IDK things look crappy to me right now and the thought of a cool new toy makes me feel a little better i guess.
I'm just gonna reply to segments of this rather than splitting it into several quotes, as it's a total pain in the dick to do it on an ipad:
8x10 prints aren't going to show a huge difference if you move to full frame.
Shoot more, think about flashes less. You have everything you need to step out and shoot, do not trick yourself into thinking your ability is inhibited by a lack of equipment.
There is ALWAYS something interesting to shoot, you just have to be creative. Don't worry about a car, venture out on foot or on a bicycle and you might be surprised at what you find. Hell, DMP made a whole thread about how great it is doing that after I suggested it about a million times.
I won't inquire as to the source of your depression, but shooting can help what ails you, since your mind is free from the confines of structured life when you have a camera in your hand and an idea blossoming.
Don't use gear as a replacement for inspiration, it's a terrible path to walk down. Take a break from being online and go outside. Be glad you're not in the midwest, as the past few weekends I have had to bundle up like crazy just to last more than a couple hours.