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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow.rose.of.canada View Post
    Tracy- we were just in Vancouver to see the spinal surgeon and I saw so many things that I wanted to stop and take a picture of! It's such a photogenic city. .
    It really is a fantastic city! I wish we could get in there a little more often too. I always have a million ideas for shots when I'm downtown. (We live a little east, but I put Vancouver in my profile because it's the nearest big city people would know.) I hope your appointment(s) went well in Vancouver - so sorry for all you must be going through!

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    My DH is pretty supportive, but gets impatient very quickly if I ask him to help me set up something with the boys. He's given me the ok to buy a wide lens for our trip to Mexico in December. He know what it'd mean to me and how nice it would be to have a wide frame lens on the beach and for all the scenery photos.

    He has his hobbies that he spends quite a bit of money on, so I think he knows not to fuss if I spend money here and there. And really, I haven't spent that much on photography. Someday I'll upgrade my camera. I'm guessing it will be when this one breaks
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    DH is very supportive. He even accompanies me on shoots and helps carry my bags and posing people (mostly friends and family). He helps also ordering prints for me, mainly administrative stuff... lol.

    But it is very wonderful to have a supportive spouse. I am hoping he'll let me upgrade by xmas time to a 5DmIII... hoping....
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    Sorry Amber and El, I am so much in 'hobby' mode, I just always call it that. I know there are lots of pros here, and people worthy of being pro too!

    It's so cool how many supportive DHs there are here!

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    My DH is very supportive on the whole. But he does have moments when he gets irritated at how much of my time it can take. He will read reviews for me, and helps by looking up different how to videos for Photoshop. One tutorial he found on sharpening and noise reduction has made such a difference in my RAW edits. He knows it's something I'm passionate about, and that with enough practice I would like to go pro one day. He's all about that, and tells people as much. OH! And he is thinking about joining that photography club with me. He says that there aren't enough pictures of me with the kids and he knows how hard it is for me to get out from behind the camera. He wants to start learning too so he can be my photographer.

    Now on the flip side--- I wish I could learn to be as supportive of his love for all things computer related. Most of it is just over my head, so I don't really know how to be supportive of it. :/
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    Danielle, how awesome your DH wants to join the photography club with you!

    Quote Originally Posted by daniellec.parker View Post
    Now on the flip side--- I wish I could learn to be as supportive of his love for all things computer related. Most of it is just over my head, so I don't really know how to be supportive of it. :/
    Well, computer stuff is a bit hard to get involved in, in some ways. I used to work as a computer geek (tech writer / web designer) and even I can't really engage well with DH about computer stuff. Unless you're really doing a lot of reading so that you can engage on the "have you heard about the new processors that are specifically designed for home-theatre PCs" type of chit-chat, it's kind of a solitary thing! Mind you, he does that kind of reading about camera stuff... but that's his nature. Mr. Research.

    My main ways of joining DH in his hobbies are basically to have learned a lot about hockey (and now I love it too!) and to watch super-hero and action movies with him.

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    Okay, I've gotta chime in on this one. My DH is really supportive whenever I feel like I need new gear or something. He's all into helping me research products. He knows I want to upgrade my body and he won't let me settle for something less than what I really want just because it's less money. He's great with helping me pack up my gear, set up my backdrop stand, tripod, or whatever, lug around my gear for me. But it's weird... He never really comments on my pictures, praises them, critiques them, etc. He doesn't say much of anything, but I assume he likes them, otherwise he probably wouldn't be so supportive, lol. And I always try to get him to help me wrangle the boys for pictures, and he's usually got no patience for that, so I'm usually on my own there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TracyF View Post
    Sorry Amber and El, I am so much in 'hobby' mode, I just always call it that. I know there are lots of pros here, and people worthy of being pro too!

    It's so cool how many supportive DHs there are here!
    Tracy - this is a hobby for me too. I only do "special" shoot for some family and friends... but otherwise really not in business. I don't think I want to be, not at this point anyways... lol
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    I'm lucky - I too have a really supportive DH. In fact, he's taken the lead on almost everything photo related in our family. He researched and got me my camera, my awesome lenses, even my strobes! For Christmas he got me a beauty dish for one of my strobes. And he's hinting around that maybe we can work in a new body this year (I got a raise *whoop!* and we might be able to put a bit of it aside).

    He goes with me to shoots (I only shoot friends and family) and is my "crew." He sets up lights and backdrops. When we are outside, he mans the reflector (another gift from him).

    He looks for photoshop freebies that I can use (like texture kits, etc) and just, in general, is super supportive.

    The only time he loses patience is when I'm spending our "quality time" at the computer editing. And then, both of my boys prefer to be behind the scenes rather than in front of my lens. I feel the same way, I can't really fault them for that.

    Fun thread! Cool to see so many supportive family members!

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