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How to be a bad photographer.
« on: October 09, 2013, 01:00:51 AM »

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 03:09:04 AM »
Spot on each time!
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 04:33:42 AM »
:P
http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/10/world/how-to-be-a-photographer/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

Thanks for sharing ... but I lost my interest the moment I saw the tiny font size and the bad layout, very unfriendly webpage for reading.
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 04:36:42 AM »
http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/10/world/how-to-be-a-photographer/index.html?hpt=hp_c4


"GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrom) - a terrible pathology that affects a lot of amateur photographers" :->

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 04:59:10 AM »
G.A.S. can be bad if you are poor. I don't mind wealthy amateurs buying lots of gear they don't need. Someone needs to fund R&D. It doesn't make them bad photographers. Bad photos make them bad. I'm in the semi-poor camp. I like to drool over the 1DX but it'll never happen :p.  Getting some sweet overtime saving for the 135L. Doh!  Feel some gas coming on  ;D
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 05:41:15 AM »
G.A.S. can be bad if you are poor. I don't mind wealthy amateurs buying lots of gear they don't need.

Well, being definitely on the rather poor side I do enjoy reading threads about "should I get 2x 5d3 or 1x 1dx?" because it puts my personal GAS back into perspective :-) Also neither the article or I said that GAS *makes* you bad, just that it often goes along with it to compensate for the lack of skill and/or experience.

I'm absolutely in favor of people buying €6000 1dx or €10000 1dxs so Canon can lower my 6D to €1500 (which is still very expensive for me)... that's why I voted against Magic Lantern hacking the 1dx into a 1dc, rich people should cross-fund r&d and profits when they buy the premium gear, I'll stay 1-2 levels below that.

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 05:51:19 AM »
... that's why I voted against Magic Lantern hacking the 1dx into a 1dc, rich people should cross-fund r&d and profits when they buy the premium gear, I'll stay 1-2 levels below that.

How about Magic Lantern developing for us really poor folks with DiG!G II cameras?
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2013, 05:58:25 AM »
How about Magic Lantern developing for us really poor folks with DiG!G II cameras?

Um, ml does run on your 5dc with digic2 just fine, so what's the problem? 30d isn't supported though.

Btw: every digic version needs massive reverse engineering, and only very few people (I can think of 2-3 just now) are able to do that. "Just" coding some modules or patches for ML like I do is different as you're building upon the proven and working ml framework and don't need to do the reverse engineering yourself. But you can ask Canon be more supportive and release the digic specs/addresses and firmware hooks :-)

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2013, 06:07:29 AM »
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How to be a bad photographer

no need to post that here..    ;)

a better article would be "how to cure your GAS problem".

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2013, 06:24:07 AM »
a better article would be "how to cure your GAS problem".

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2013, 07:02:08 AM »
A big problem I have is that I spend too much time on YouTube and forums. Nothing wrong with them, I just need to get out more. I am planning on going to 5 or 6 events next year, but more local stuff would be affordable. Attending Dragon Con is gonna feel like getting punched in the kidney  :o
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 07:03:42 AM »
couldn't be bothered to read the article - probably contains all the old cliché's

how to be a bad photographer? by not being true to yourself - taking the pictures you want, with the gear you are comfortable with. use PS etc if that gets you what you want, use SOOTC if that is what you prefer.

Photography is open to more opinion and debate than any amount of politics - heck if the US Economy was based on photography, you'd still be shooting with glass plates!  :o

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 08:05:12 AM »
Thanks for this post.  It has enriched my life...and saved my soul.

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2013, 08:41:40 AM »
a better article would be "how to cure your GAS problem".

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Don't feel compelled to put your foot in the mouth without understanding why others list their gear in the footer and understand that it is automatically added if you set it up once. ;)
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
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