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10 more ways to tell if you’re a photographer

Expanding on the original post, here are 10 more ways to tell if you’re a photographer:

  • One of your primary criteria when buying a new cell phone is how good the camera is.
  • You love the smell of fixer in the morning.
  • You’ve made more than 50 shots of a single subject.
  • When you can’t find a model, you make self portraits.
  • You’ve endured a little loneliness for the sake of a photograph.
  • There’s a photo that inspires you to try and make one just as moving.
  • Tourists ask you to take their picture.
  • You were insufferable for the two weeks it took to get your camera back from repair.
  • You seem to find great photo opportunities whenever you leave your camera at home.
  • The garbage needs taking out, the house is a mess, and your car is filthy… but the glass on your favorite lens doesn’t have a speck of dust on it.

John Watson

John is the original founder of Photodoto, but after running it for 4 years he had to focus on different things. If you're interested in what John has been up to recently, you can check is personal blog or browse his photo blog.
  • Ali

    HAHA! I think all of these are true for me except for the first one. I really don’t like my mobile to be my camera. I have my compact for that.

  • Haha. This is a great article :)

  • Chris

    Cant say anything about fixer, but the others ring true :)

  • I agree. I’ll never buy a camera phone, and I don’t know what fixer smells like.

  • Haha, I think the first ten are a bit more true about me, but alot of these are as well!

  • lol, I love these posts. They’re all so very true.