February 25, 2018, 05:00:50 PM

Author Topic: Irritating photography advice  (Read 28760 times)

Larry

  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • ****
  • Posts: 120
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2013, 01:36:19 PM »
How about the deadest but still-being-beaten horse of all , authoritatively stated by nearly every know-little wishing to seem profound:

"It's ALL about the photographer, ...not the equipment!" :o

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2013, 01:36:19 PM »

Sporgon

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *********
  • Posts: 3530
  • 5% of gear used 95% of the time
    • www.buildingpanoramics.com
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2013, 01:36:48 PM »
ALWAYS keep the sun to your back......

This.  I'm not sure where it came from

I think it was advice from one of the early German flying aces in WW1 - Oswald Boelcke if memory serves me right.

jebrady03

  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 507
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2013, 01:36:54 PM »
The one that time has not stopped from bothering me is simply the phrase "serious photographer".  I always have and always will imagine some grumpy old bastard who can't imagine anything worse than smiling and enjoying himself, holding a camera.
Anyone who refers to themselves or anyone else for that matter as a serious photographer instantly loses my respect.  Not consciously - I just can't help but picture them as the old guy from the movie "Up" or Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino on his porch.
It also seems like a self-aggrandizing term - as though they're implying others aren't "on their level".
To hell with them.  I'll take my camera, my smile, and I'll go out and rather lackadaisically enjoy taking pictures - so SHOVE IT all you "serious photographers!"  lol
Gear: 5D Mark IV, 5Ds, 135L, 85LII, 35LII, 100L, 70-200/2.8L IS II, 16-35/4L IS, Sigma 50mm Art, 24-105 IS STM, Canon 600 EX II-RT (x2), Yongnuo 600 EX RT-II (x3), ORLIT RoveLight 610 RT, and lots of modifiers

Larry

  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • ****
  • Posts: 120
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2013, 01:42:59 PM »
The one that time has not stopped from bothering me is simply the phrase "serious photographer". 
.... I'll take my camera, my smile, and I'll go out and rather lackadaisically enjoy taking pictures - so SHOVE IT all you "serious photographers!"  lol

You sound quite serious about this ! ;)

AudioGlenn

  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 353
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2013, 01:49:28 PM »
on a side note: I love having a forum full of photographers I can share these kinds of frustrations with =) 
5D mkIII  |  40 f/2.8 | 8-15 f/4L | 24-70 f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 1.4x III TC | 600ex-rt | 430 ex ii | EOS M+22mm f/2 | EF to EF-M adapter

KyleSTL

  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 422
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2013, 02:02:20 PM »
Or the other extreme, you NEED 2.8 lenses or faster to be taken seriously... or even better yet, you need all prime lenses.
That sounds a lot like Jared Polin.  Also, from the same guy:
  • Never crop
Canon EOS 5D | Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 DG | 24-105mm f/4L IS USM | 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
15mm f/2.8 Fisheye | 28mm f/1.8 USM | 50mm f/1.4 USM | 85mm f/1.8 USM | 550EX | 3x 420EX | ST-E2 | Canon S90 | SD600 w/ WP-DC4

takesome1

  • EOS 5DS R
  • ******
  • Posts: 1164
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2013, 02:12:50 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;idiots just don't know
2. hobbyists don't need two camera bodies - one is all that you require;We do not need 1 body, we want 2 or 3 or?
3. you no longer need a tripod - the high ISO performance takes care of everything;They have been reading the wrong web sites
4. you no longer need graduated filters; If they tell you this because your landscapes are really bad, then it would irritate me to
5. anyone with too much gear is a collector and not a photographer;Sad to say I know a few people in this catagory
6. you don't need to spend $$$ on good quality filters - any cheap filter will do the same job, equally good;I take my filters off right before I start shooting, so this is a true statement for some of us
7. you can shoot a wedding with an iPhone;True fact you can, although the prints might not look that great
8. a camera is all about the sensor;Sounds like they have been reading to much on this site
9. more MP = better photos;quit listening to the Nikonians
10. anyone shooting in TV/AV mode doesn't understand how to expose correctly;They probably started by shooting AV/TV, moved to M and have yet to figure out that it is silly having to turn the dials on every shot when all they have to do is put the settings they want in AV/TV. Some day they will come full circle.
11. Auto-ISO is for noobsSet it at 100-6400 in manual mode and see how noobish it is

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

Anything that I have missed?

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2013, 02:12:50 PM »

neuroanatomist

  • CR GEEK
  • ************
  • Posts: 22216
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2013, 02:15:10 PM »
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.

That's how we know he was a professional photographer....because in a streambed full of rocks within easy reach, he didn't throw one at the guy.  :o
EOS 1D X, EOS M6, lots of lenses
______________________________
Flickr | TDP Profile/Gear List

jdramirez

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 2944
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2013, 02:26:16 PM »
How about the deadest but still-being-beaten horse of all , authoritatively stated by nearly every know-little wishing to seem profound:

"It's ALL about the photographer, ...not the equipment!" :o

I think it odds about the equipment.   my  nine year old daughter had more than a few keepers yesterday  and I  don't hold her in high regard as it relates to being skilled.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

iam2nd

  • Guest
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2013, 02:53:45 PM »
  • When photography advice is stated as if it applies to 100% of people, 100% of the time.

Marsu42

  • Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
  • **********
  • Posts: 6316
  • Canon Pride.
    • Der Tierfotograf
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2013, 02:54:01 PM »
4. you no longer need graduated filters;
After using Magic Lantern's 14+ stop dual_iso feature, I admit that more dynamic range does lessen the need for grad filters - or doesn't it?

8. a camera is all about the sensor;
Nah, we Canon shooters certainly won't believe that! Never! Unless Canon has the better sensor than Nikon :-p

9. more MP = better photos;
Weeeelllll, not necessarily, but more mp does give you more flexibility (framing, aspect ratio, general postprocessing, with *might* result in better results.

10. anyone shooting in TV/AV mode doesn't understand how to expose correctly;
11. Auto-ISO is for noobs
You've covered my favorite "Real photos only shoot in M" hate item there!

Anything that I have missed?
Yes, you did: 12. Real photogs don't crop - see http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17347.0

zim

  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • *******
  • Posts: 1627
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2013, 03:12:43 PM »
ALWAYS keep the sun to your back......

This.  I'm not sure where it came from

I think it was advice from one of the early German flying aces in WW1 - Oswald Boelcke if memory serves me right.

Naw it was George Peppard in The Blue Max  8)

Ewinter

  • EOS M5
  • ****
  • Posts: 223
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2013, 03:43:10 PM »
The 1DX is an unnecessary upgrade from the 5D III no matter WHAT you shoot

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2013, 03:43:10 PM »

jdramirez

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 2944
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #43 on: October 07, 2013, 04:02:15 PM »
The 1DX is an unnecessary upgrade from the 5D III no matter WHAT you shoot

 for me that is true...  or should I say for me that is true for the wife.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

And-Rew

  • Guest
Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2013, 04:19:34 PM »
the most annoying advice is that which you didn't ask for eg:

reviewing a picture on camera back screen and some looks over your shoulder and says "ooh i wouldn't have shot it like that, i would have..."  >:( >:( >:(

we all know plenty of other examples

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2013, 04:19:34 PM »