Please Help! I have Book Acquisition Syndrome

Updated on February 3, 2020 in Equipment
6 on June 20, 2017

I suppose Eric know what this syndrome means and look like, but he never dare to write about it, because he use it as a cure for GAS. Although BAS is not so dangerous as GAS, photo books can be quite expensive, more of them are above $50. Also, you can start reading them and don’t go out to shoot photos (which is side effect).

However, I think that is good to study the photography/masters/styles… and then you will shoot more quality photos. As a cure to BAS I swore that I will order new book after 1000 photos.

p.s. I shoot with Fuji X70 (28mm) and really I don’t have heeds for another camera. On the other side I’m too happy with my books and the ability to see all these printed photos.

 
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0 on June 20, 2017

Haha congrats. BAS better than GAS. 

My suggestion, don’t buy new books for six months. Spend time re reading old books. Have fun!

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1 on June 21, 2017

Here’s a quote from the book “72 Essays On Photography” by  Scott Bourne

“I don’t care. I really don’t. At the end of the day, all I want to do is look at great photographs. This isn’t a contest to see who can make it the hardest to get a great shot. The result is what matters. I don’t really care if you use Photoshop or iPhoto or Aperture or Lightroom or none of the above or all of the above. I don’t care if you used or did not use filters, actions or special effects. I don’t care if you shot digital or film or if you manipulated the image.I don’t care if you used HDR or tone mapping or didn’t. Unless you’re a photojournalist and I’m looking at your images in the “New York Times,” I don’t care if you posed people, cloned out distractions, changed colors or anything else. All I care about is the picture! If it’s good, I like it. If it’s not, I don’t and the process that you went through to get it isn’t relevant to me at all – period.”

I like his way of thinking on photography and it’s also my exact way of thinking. 

on January 3, 2020

My suggestion, don’t buy new books for six months. Spend time re reading old books. Have fun!

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0 on June 21, 2017

I found that my local library has a pretty good selection of photo books. Some are in shabby condition, but it’s saved me from buying quite so many books. That being said, if I can afford to buy a book, I am happy there is a photographer benefiting from my purchase.

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1 on February 1, 2020

First, make sure that you are actually certain that you feel like this is a negative behavior you want to get rid of. Be honest there. Because it can be fun to poke at GAS as this terrible thing, but some people just like to collect gear and it’s not the worst thing to do as long as you can afford it. And you won’t be able to get rid of it if you don’t actually, honestly believe that it is bad for you and you want it to stop. Awareness is really, really important for these types of things. It’s easy to stop doing something when you are completely sure that you want to stop. It’s hard when there’s still parts of you that’d like to hang onto it for whatever reason.

That being said, the best way in my opinion is to move your energy and effort away from the thoughts about gear and onto acquiring new skills and honing those that you already have

on February 3, 2020

First, make sure that you are actually certain that you feel like this is a negative behavior you want to get rid of. Be honest there. Because it can be fun to poke at GAS as this terrible thing, but some people just like to collect gear and it’s not the worst thing to do as long as you can afford it. And you won’t be able to get rid of it if you don’t actually, honestly believe that it is bad for you and you want it to stop. Awareness is really, really important for these types of things. It’s easy to stop doing something when you are completely sure that you want to stop. It’s hard when there’s still parts of you that’d like to hang onto it for whatever reason.

That being said, the best way in my opinion is to move your energy and effort away from the thoughts about gear and onto acquiring new kodi  lucky patcher  nox skills and honing those that you already have

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behavior you want to get rid of. Be honest there. Because it can be fun to poke at GAS as this terrible thing, but some people just like to collect gear and it’s not the worst thing to do as long as you can afford it. And you

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