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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2013, 11:31:10 AM »
The funniest one I ever heard wasn't towards me, but a friend that's a professional photographer.

He was knee deep in a stream taking some long exposures of a waterfall, tripod, 10 stop ND, etc... and some older gentleman came down to the waters edge to tell him that he'll never be a professional photographer if he keeps using a tripod.

Lol, what?

At that point all you can do is smile and nod.

LOL ;D
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Re: Irritating photography advice
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2013, 11:36:01 AM »
Or the other extreme, you NEED 2.8 lenses or faster to be taken seriously... or even better yet, you need all prime lenses. 
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2013, 11:48:07 AM »
Well, to be fair, you could make a list with exactly the opposite viewpoints and it is equally annoying:

1. You can't get great shots with an f4 lens, you have to have f2.8 or faster;
2. You can't be a serious photographer if you only own one body;
3. If you don't use a tripod you aren't serious;
4. You need a graduated filter to shoot landscapes;
5. You aren't a serious photographer unless you have at least a 5DIII and six or seven lenses;
6. You have to buy the most expensive filters available to get good results;
7. You can't shoot a wedding with an iPhone;
8. The camera sensor doesn't really matter;
9. You don't need more than 8 mp;
10. You don't ever need to shoot in "P" or use Manual;
11. Shooting almost everything at the same ISO is for beginners.
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2013, 11:49:29 AM »
That somehow when the 7D2 comes out my 7D will magically start taking horrible photos... and all camera advice along those lines.
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 11:50:44 AM »
ALWAYS keep the sun to your back......

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2013, 12:02:19 PM »
Its all about peoples assumptions, and / or not reading the post.
 
We are only human, and when a question is answered, we reply in terms of our camera usage and needs, many use crop cameras and answer assuming that everyone else does, for example.
 
When a question is asked it needs to be clear and short.
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2013, 12:12:11 PM »
       
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    Re: Irritating photography advice
    « Reply #22 on: October 07, 2013, 12:30:38 PM »
    I get irritated when I am told that -

    1. f/4 lenses are all you need - f/2.8 or faster is just a waste of money;
    2. hobbyists don't need two camera bodies - one is all that you require;
    3. you no longer need a tripod - the high ISO performance takes care of everything;
    4. you no longer need graduated filters;
    5. anyone with too much gear is a collector and not a photographer;
    6. you don't need to spend $$$ on good quality filters - any cheap filter will do the same job, equally good;
    7. you can shoot a wedding with an iPhone;
    8. a camera is all about the sensor;
    9. more MP = better photos;
    10. anyone shooting in TV/AV mode doesn't understand how to expose correctly;
    11. Auto-ISO is for noobs

    I got three from the above list earlier today ... grrr!

    Anything that I have missed?

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    Re: Irritating photography advice
    « Reply #23 on: October 07, 2013, 12:39:43 PM »
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    The bvukich one made me laugh; that's priceless.

    I'm not going to do a laundry list (there aren't enough bullets in the world), but the "street photography" genre is full of this kind of stuff. "You can't do street photography with, unless, if, without, etc., etc."

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    Re: Irritating photography advice
    « Reply #24 on: October 07, 2013, 01:05:14 PM »
    Well, to be fair, you could make a list with exactly the opposite viewpoints and it is equally annoying:

    Yip!
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    Re: Irritating photography advice
    « Reply #25 on: October 07, 2013, 01:13:47 PM »
    LOL ;D
    I'm having hard shooting @ 1/30 and yes, I'm in the late 30.
    Is that the 1/age rule ?   ;D

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    « Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 01:18:12 PM »
    I get irritated when I am told that -

    1. f/4 lenses are all you need - f/2.8 or faster is just a waste of money;
    2. hobbyists don't need two camera bodies - one is all that you require;
    3. you no longer need a tripod - the high ISO performance takes care of everything;
    4. you no longer need graduated filters;
    5. anyone with too much gear is a collector and not a photographer;
    6. you don't need to spend $$$ on good quality filters - any cheap filter will do the same job, equally good;
    7. you can shoot a wedding with an iPhone;
    8. a camera is all about the sensor;
    9. more MP = better photos;
    10. anyone shooting in TV/AV mode doesn't understand how to expose correctly;
    11. Auto-ISO is for noobs

    I got three from the above list earlier today ... grrr!

    Anything that I have missed?
    f/4 lenses are all you need ... except for a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, a 35mm 1.4L an 85mm 1.2L II and a 135mm f/2L and a TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.

    So a 24-70 f/2.8 is indeed not 100% necessary   ;D

    Plus I do have a 500mm f/4L IS II. I think I do not need a ... ... f/2.8 version!!!   8)

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    Re: Irritating photography advice
    « Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 01:21:19 PM »
    how about,  you need a carbon fiber tripod which cost hundreds of dollars...  and the 20  dollar one I  have that works perfectly fine is  crud.
    Depends on your use case.

    If you're shooting minute+ exposures with a heavy body and camera, you'll want the more stable tripod.

    If you're shooting 5-10 sec max night exposures with a T2i and kit lens, you'll be fine with the $20 one.

    I used to shoot with a Gitzo GT3531, and decided to downgrade for weight and length savings to a Benro A2691, on several trial shots comparing them the Gitzo was far more stable.  Still though, for my use, the Benro was far more convenient, and led to me taking more shots.
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    Re: Irritating photography advice
    « Reply #28 on: October 07, 2013, 01:22:48 PM »
    ALWAYS keep the sun to your back......

    This.  I'm not sure where it came from, but I prefer my subjects not to be suffering a serious case of squinting.
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    Re: Irritating photography advice
    « Reply #29 on: October 07, 2013, 01:23:48 PM »
    I (CAPITAL I!) have no use for, so nobody needs:

    Mirror lock-up (with no-delay release),  [ I always know just how far ahead of time to catch that tele shot of the bird alighting, wings spread, on the nest with baby food.]

    IS below X shutter speed, [ I am young , so the world revolves around me, and I have no clue about tremor and such issues that I will probably someday face. ]

    Cropping, [ I always have room to move with my feet, and time to carefully consider composition details before shooting. ]

    High frame rate,  [ Any split-second is as good as the next when shooting action, because my anticipation and reaction time are both perfect. ]

    etc.

     :P

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    Re: Irritating photography advice
    « Reply #29 on: October 07, 2013, 01:23:48 PM »