Reality is sometimes funnier than fiction when it relates to something we all do. In this situation, I asked my network of colleagues to fill in the blank, “You know you're a photographer when, ____.” The responses were better than I was expecting! Here are some of the best answers given by other photographers in the industry. Be sure to post your own answers in the comments as well!
“Strangers approach you to snap a camera pic and you instruct them to move into the best light direction.” - Rita Granberry-El
“When you want to retouch/photoshop everyone's faces.” - Bryant Phethmanh
“Everything in life is set up to look good in print.” - Courtney Dailey
“You've got to park your car outside because the garage is turned into your photo studio.” - Kanoa Ulter
“ You can't seem to look at someone's face without wondering how good it would look retouched.” - Kanoa Ulter
“Your carry-on is way too heavy to be on the plane.” - Romi Burianova
“When you look at someone and can't concentrate on what they're saying because there's a freaking highlight on their nose.” - Hannah Rhymes
“You can't sit through a movie without questioning the damn hair-light which magically moves room to room.” - Phen Mas
“Seeing unique light makes you jump like a school girl.” - Phocus C. Jr.
“You start to frame everything you see.” - Butch
“You take more pictures on your iPhone than your actual camera.” - Kanoa Ulter
“When you spend more money on equipment in a year than you do on rent.” - Sky Cheshure
“When you are driving somewhere and you see the location as an editorial spread in a magazine.” - Sage Bell
All the quotes above were posted with their permission.
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