Lately, I have been thinking of taking up a new hobby to fill in my weekends, something more outdoorsy. I have been doing a little reading on the whole drone thingy. It seems to be the rage nowadays. Some of the drones out there on the market, remote controlled that is, are pretty impressive, if not downright expensive. I have also been looking for those drones that can be outfitted with a GoPro cameras for breathtaking aerial shots while flying the drones in and around urban and open environment.
But all these requires significant investment, something that I am quite unwilling to undertake. And I don’t know if I could sustain the hobby in the long run. If would be quite a waste, if I lose interest in it in the short term, letting the drones collect dust.
I thought of getting a GoPro camera and tinkering with it, taking impressive videos outdoors. But I thought to myself; I am not that an outdoorsy person. It’s not that I scuba dive every weekend, or do bike racing, or skateboard or sky dive on a regular basis. If I use it once or twice every once in a while, it would be an underinvestment on my part in using the GoPro.
Photography could be an avenue to spend my weekend outside more often. I used to do photography as a hobby back while I was in school in NTU a few years back. But I stopped it altogether after losing my camera in Amsterdam while out backpacking. Its a huge investment as well and looking back, I kinda under utilized the camera. Besides it doesn’t seem trendy to bring DSLRs around while on holiday, taking photos, where a point and shoot camera and your smartphone can do the trick quite nicely all, pocketable and compact.
I need to think of an enjoyable hobby. Soon.