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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2013, 10:04:47 AM »
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Loved it.

You rarely find sophisticated satire these days.

Especially loved the Martin Parr reference!

Thanks for posting the link.

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2013, 10:53:07 AM »
You rarely find sophisticated satire these days.
Indeed.

Loved it too.  Good post.

As well as the irony of some of the ensuing posts.

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2013, 10:58:27 AM »
You rarely find sophisticated satire these days.
Indeed.

Loved it too.  Good post.

As well as the irony of some of the ensuing posts.

Same here. Loved not only the Martin Paar reference, but also the Bechers and of course Barthes. The guy is not only funny, but obviously knows his photography. And yes, many of the resulting comments here are unintentionally ironic.
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2013, 10:59:35 AM »
Very good post.

If you want to be a bad photographer you need to find inspiration here: http://youarenotaphotographer.com/

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2013, 12:30:31 PM »
Very good post.

If you want to be a bad photographer you need to find inspiration here: http://youarenotaphotographer.com/
Excellent site.  I disagree though when he says photographers shouldn't burn their finished images and let their clients print them how they want.

I'd much rather spend $3k on my wedding photography, get all the images on disc, then print them myself or make my own albums.  I'm probably not the average client as I have a 19" printer at home, and am a couture book and asuka book client.

Paying $2-3k and then having a potentially ballooning print cost with insane markups from the photographer bugs me.  Could be that personally I'm used to being paid by the job and not charging per print though.

Thankfully though my GAS has been mostly cured.

I've slimmed down my fleet of camera gear and rent when I need to for specific tasks.
Now my gear list is: 6D, Sigma 35/1.4, Canon 70-200 f/4IS.
Recently I've rented: 500L II, 5D3, 200/2 IS
Down the pipe is: 1DX, 200-400, 5D3, 70-200/2.8L II, 16-35.

I ran the numbers and it makes way more sense for me to rent than tie up capital in gear.  Rental is also 100% tax deductible which is good.
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2013, 03:10:33 PM »
without understanding why others lost their gear in the footer

Lost their gear in the footer? Oh well, I guess that explains everything... they lost it here and can't get it back...  ;D

I know it's automatic - yet you have to spend time to write it down there, and keep it updated... why?  :)

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2013, 05:09:25 PM »
Very amusing :)  I have to admit that I probably fall into the GAS category a little bit. Though I am not rich, and I dont bother other photographers. I have learned some very helpfull tips via websites such as this one and believe that my photography has improved because of it, and saved me money because of the advice given on various equipment (and at no cost to me for the advice, just time). My job is not boring, but very stressful, as i am sure many people's are. But I would rather be working at creating the "perfect images". It's all fun for an amateur.
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2013, 02:33:24 AM »
Lost their gear in the footer? Oh well, I guess that explains everything... they lost it here and can't get it back...  ;D
??? ??? ??? "Lost" was a typo ... it was meant to be "list" ... I'm sure you already knew that but decided to use it anyway for an unhelpful comment ::)
I know it's automatic - yet you have to spend time to write it down there, and keep it updated... why?  :)
If you know it is automatic, I am sure you also know that it takes only 2 minutes to type it just once and a few seconds to update it (as and when we update our gear), it is helpful for those who are interested in that gear, I've had several people message me about a particular lens that I have listed ... I have also consulted several CR members about their listed gear and got very helpful feedback/info, which saved me money and/or time ... listing our camera gear is a lot more helpful, to at least some people, than picking up on typos and making unhelpful comments ... that is why!     ;)
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2013, 08:01:54 PM »
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.

Nice scheme! May it drop the price of the 7D mk II!!!!
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2013, 07:09:51 PM »
keep the lens cap on

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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2013, 07:15:22 PM »
:P
http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/10/world/how-to-be-a-photographer/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

Hah pretty spot on, although I think he is misguided on the last one and he sounded like someone being cliched and doing a bad job about writing about how to be a bad amateur photographer more than actually pulling that one off well.
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Re: How to be a bad photographer.
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