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Link of the Day: How To Deal With Burnout

I'm feeling a little burnt out myself. Real life has currently been getting in the way of photography with way too much to do and way too little time to do it. Some of that stuff is good, some of it not so fun. Among the good stuff my baby brother takes time out from his round the world adventure to stay with us in SF for a while. Of course that involves me dashing round the house realizing how many things need cleaning, fixing or repainting and getting overwhelmed by how much there is to do. I'd like to do more but if the spare room looks decent before I go to bed tonight I'll be happy.

In my photo life I'm still getting used to my new camera and a new workflow. Using Element's photo organizer will be great for the organization of my images in the long run but right now I'm missing my simple physical directory hierarchy system of organizing my images however unwieldy it was getting.

On the plus slide, my Sony F717 came back repaired and fully operational yesterday. I'm a little too precious about my new DSLR to carry it unselfconsciously every day yet so that's where the old faithful F717 comes in. I am, however, enjoying my new lens purchase. I bought the Canon USM EF 28-105 3.5-4.5 which I'd read good things about and which focuses so much more quickly than the kit lens. I love it and the extra reach it gives. It makes a great walk about lens.