I love getting away from the studio and making great portraits outside, in nature, without the support and equipment that I have in the studio. Although I lose the control that the studio gives me, I gain a creative drive that is sometimes lacking in the studio. Given that I have fewer options available to me while on location I must be more creative with what I do have.
How you get from point A to point B in your photographic workflow will often determine how sane you are when you finish your final edit. The final product is what everyone will see but you will live the process every step of the way, so you'd better trim the fat, and settle in to some better habits. You will be happy you did.
The big question from many people starting out in photography is, “What gear do I need to make great images?” The answers to this question seem to fall into two camps. Camp #1 says that you need the latest greatest gear that includes all the bells and whistles so that you can compete in this quickly changing world of digital media. Camp #2 says... your gear is a tool that helps you reach your goal. Define your goal and then buy only the gear that actually contributes to reaching that goal.