Your significant other pays more for gear than your gifts
You have to stay on a diet
You see half of all the photographs that include you.
Your eyes suffer constantly.
They party a lot.
The talks will bore you.
Eventually, the “spark” will go away.
You are constantly arguing
Your friends don’t go well with their friends
You are tired of hearing you’re too fat/skinny
Hearing about failure gets tiring
You are tired of the empty bed
Your flaws constantly come to mind
You are constantly a second priority
Your vacations are in all the wrong places.
You’re sick of the envy
You’re tired of being directed
Your partner makes you feel bad about your job
Your friends aren’t as cool as theirs
If you try to assist them and things go wrong, guess whose fault it is?
If they’re not shooting, they’re editing
We all know by now that dating a photographer can be awesome and fun. But sadly, things don’t always work out for the best and that’s when it’s time to call it quits. However you should make sure you do it for the right reasons. Here they are.
Those shoes or that bag you wanted might not be the cheapest, but they are far from being as expensive as anything from their gear bag.
That’s because you’re going to be modeling whether you want to or not.
That’s if you’re lucky. Some photographers don’t even bother showing you the pictures you’re in.
From all the studio flashes of course.
Many photographers party and drink a lot. It might be to celebrate a new client or to forget the horrible things they saw at the last wedding.
At some point, you are bound to get tired of hearing about cameras, f-stops, angles and other photographers.
At first, dating photographer is really cool. It’s a whole new experience, especially if your exes were from boring fields of work. But all that will fade away one day, and unless there is a really tight connection, the magic will disappear.
And it’s not even about serious things. Photographers argue about taste a lot. It can be music, films, art or whatever. The point is you rarely if ever agree on something.
Photographers tend to have weird friends. Unless yours are too, the groups should never be mixed.
Some photographers can be rude without warning. Sometimes it’s a matter of professional bad habit. They make the mistake of comparing you to the models they shoot instead of just enjoying who you are.
Photographers have a tendency to take failure very personally. Not only that, but it usually affects those around them.
Because photographers rely on light for their work, it means they have to be up at impossible hours, leaving you to wake up all alone.
When you’re dating someone whose job is to make others look good by retouching skin and eliminating flaws, your physical imperfections suddenly seem a lot more obvious.
Shutterbugs love their job. And you have to compete with that. And it can be exhausting, not to mention you deserve better.
Third world countries, weird resorts, jungles…Detroit. These are just a few examples of the kind of places photographers enjoy going and photographing. You’re probably getting sick of them.
Photographers are very envious of one another. If your partner never stops bad mouthing a fellow shooter, it’s time to reconsider their personality.
If your life feels like a photo-shoot, but without the glamour and the actual shooting, just the directing and taking orders, it might be time to split.
You have to have a cool job if you’re dating photographer. If you don’t, they’ll make you feel bad about yourself.
Or at least that’s how they see things. If you ignore it for a while but it just won’t go away, you have a problem.
You bet. It’s yours.
And when they’re not doing that, they’re probably asleep. That leaves very little time for you to spend together and guess where that will lead.