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Rant: There are Two Kinds of Photographers

I will probably get a bunch of hate for this article, but whatever. Hopefully, my message will help someone. I realize this site is frequented by enthusiasts, professionals, camera geeks, etc. but this post is pointed more at people that want to make it as a portrait or fashion photographer.

Why I Won’t Buy a New Camera

This is one of the more inspirational, down to Earth, GAS busting gear monologs we've seen. Originally published in 2015, this video by DSLRguide's Simon Cade explains exactly why he has no interest in upgrading his trusty Canon T3i to something more popular and powerful.

Four Dangers of Camera Gear Obsesssion… and One Benefit

Some call it gear obsession, you've probably heard it called Gear Acquisition Syndrome (or GAS), but regardless of the name, there's no better time to discuss the dangers (and potential benefits) of suffering from camera gear obsession then the week after Photokina.

My Camera Gear Sucks

I shoot with a Sony a6000, a Sigma 19mm f/2.8, and a vintage Helios 44-6. My entire kit cost me less than $500 (second hand) and technically, it sucks.

Beautiful Photos Created by Letting Petrol Evaporate on a Glass Plate

Artist and photographer Fabian Oefner is constantly working out new and interesting ways to create his art—whether it's splattering paint using a spinning drill bit or 'disintegrating' a car piece by piece. For his latest series 'Corona,' he turned his attention to petrol and achieved unexpectedly beautiful results.

10 Practical Tips for Fighting G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

I am addicted to G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I always want to buy new stuff -- the newest iPad (Epic), cars (Mustang), phone (iPhone 6s or Nexus 6P), clothes (hipster $200+ raw denim), coffee makers ($500+), and tons of other stuff in my Amazon gift list. Here are some practical tips that have helped me (partially) combat G.A.S.

Gear Avoidance Syndrome: It Might be Healthy for Your Photography

GAS, also known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome, is very common among photographers. It simply means that you just can't get enough new lenses, equipment and upgrade your camera as soon as possible in order to have more options and - according to the seemingly prevalent opinion - become better.

But have you ever thought about the opposite side of this imaginary disease - the Gear Avoidance Syndrome? A syndrome that might even be good for you and your photography. And your wallet.

InMyBag: A Website for Showing Off Your Gear and Exacerbating Your G.A.S.

'What's in Your Bag' posts are popular on major photography websites. National Geographic's PROOF blog even does a unique version where they focus on those things that have meaning, but aren't necessarily gear.

But what about the rest of us? If you're not expecting a call from Nat Geo asking you to reveal the contents of your camera bag any time soon, the website InMyBag gives you a chance to share that with the world and pique your gear envy at the same time.

Confessions of an Ex-Gear Addict

Thank God, I am now a gear minimalist focused on photography and a big fan of "limitation creativity" (i.e. you are more creative with less)... But here’s the truth, I used to be a huge gear junkie, basically having Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.) as soon as I got a new camera. I had this problem since the very beginning, but now I am cured. In one sense I am trying to help those who know they have G.A.S. to stop having it and trying to prevent others from having it.