Please Help! I have Book Acquisition Syndrome

Updated on June 21, 2017 in Equipment
3 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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0 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. 

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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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