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Are shooters today really photographers or just collectors?

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 3:29 am
by Iknowit
Today shooters are not even close being an amateur photographers.

1. Without AF lens, they just don't know which rings to turn.
2. Without zoom lens, they just don't know how to step forward or backward.
3. Without TTL camera & flash meters, they are lost.
4. They always shoot RAW because they can not get it right the first time.
5. They need Adobe Photoshop so they can cheat and correct mistakes.
6. They all want low light shooting camera /or barked that a good flash cost too much.
7. Many refused to learn about light.
8. Many refused to read the manual and just asks questions.
9. Many change camera bodies more than they clean the car garage /or deck.
10. They all claimed, "Camera takes great pictures", but it is on Craigslist.

Take more photo classes or take my suggestions.

Buy one body, flash, lens and tripod.
If you can't make $200 for 8 X 10 print.
Then take more photo classes or go back and look at your photos' mistakes.
If you are on a budget, go to the library & check out some photo books.

Don't fall for struggling photographers doing reviews to try to brainwash you into buying a new camera, flash and lenses every 3 to 5 years.

Re: Are shooters today really photographers or just collecto

Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:30 am
by mvanrheenen
And all that from someone who calls himself "I know it"...

I agree with you on some points, however some of the best photographers shoot TTL, zoom lenses and PP Photoshop to correct mistakes. And some gearcollecting amateurs do use that gear and can actually make great images! It's a bit presumptious to generalise all photographers like this, don't you think?


Re: Are shooters today really photographers or just collecto

Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 12:15 pm
by Atgets_Apprentice
Is photoshop, in essence, any different from the old dodging and burning in the darkroom?
Isn't a zoom lens valid when you CAN'T move to the best position?
I use a Pentax ME Super, with two Pentax, and one Tokina lenses, all prime. Both brands focus in opposite directions, and sometimes, I forget which way to turn them.
Doesn't selling your work for any price mean you are not an amateur?

And finally, isn't posting this with the user name "Iknowit" just asking for trouble?