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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2012, 03:39:07 PM »
finding that i got my first negative karma point.   :o oops, sorry.

The 1st one might sting a bit; the 333rd, not so much...   :D
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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2012, 03:48:50 PM »
My unsolicited suggestion: call your friend. Tell her you were wrong and realize you shouldn't have tried to take credit for her work. Then discuss how you can work together so that she gets the credit due her and you can still make a profit. She may be perfectly happy to let you make some money so long as she gets credit.

I took down the retouched/watermarked photo already and uploaded the unedited original and credited her but that made her even more mad.  :-[ Yeah, we originally scheduled to meet so I can apologize and resolve this mess except she misread the location and now I sure hope that didn't make her even more mad. I'll see her later today and get this resolved. Thanks unfocused.


And thanks to all who contributed to this thread! really interesting reading all these interpretations.

I sure hope I didn't offend anyone with any of my posts.  finding that i got my first negative karma point.   :o oops, sorry.

If this was a close friend of yours, by all means and repair your relationship with them as that may be more important than any one photo.  That being said, if it was me, I would take ownership of the image with a note near the photo saying "taken by:xxxx"  Especially if you did the post on it and made it your own.  The original implied relationship was she was helping YOU, and assuming you may have been shooting also with another camera and giving direction/pointers to the friend, then do what you feel like you need to do. 
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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2012, 03:56:20 PM »
finding that i got my first negative karma point.   :o oops, sorry.

The 1st one might sting a bit; the 333rd, not so much...   :D

That's worth a +1 for the laugh.

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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2012, 04:28:36 PM »
A camera and an opinion.  ;D
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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2012, 09:44:41 PM »
If you want to be a photographer in Iceland:

"Working as a photographer or calling oneself a photographer requires a masters degree in photography from the Reykjavík Technical College, or a similar degree from another industry-based school in Iceland"

Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography_and_the_law#cite_ref-50

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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2012, 10:22:50 AM »
If you want to be a photographer in Iceland:

"Working as a photographer or calling oneself a photographer requires a masters degree in photography from the Reykjavík Technical College, or a similar degree from another industry-based school in Iceland"

Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography_and_the_law#cite_ref-50

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Wow.  That is nuts.  What are the requirements for other hobbies e.g. cycling, gardening, fishing?

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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2012, 11:49:19 AM »
If you want to be a photographer in Iceland:

"Working as a photographer or calling oneself a photographer requires a masters degree in photography from the Reykjavík Technical College, or a similar degree from another industry-based school in Iceland"

Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography_and_the_law#cite_ref-50

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Wow.  That is nuts.  What are the requirements for other hobbies e.g. cycling, gardening, fishing?

I suppose in Iceland then you can only claim to be "a person who photographs, cycles, gardens, fishes, etc." but not a photographer, cyclist, gardener, or fisherman.

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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2012, 12:13:47 PM »
Let's say you have a person who just set his camera for a shoot. He fiddled with the settings and walked off to blow his nose. Then his kid/cat/dog/friend pushes the shutter button.

The person later post processes all the pictures including the one he didn't "take".

Who is the photographer of that photo?

IMHO...

There is no photographer.  A real photographer sorts through his photos, tosses the duds, and only processes the best shots....

The "photo" in question is not a photo, just a file hogging space on the flash card....

Yes I avoided the question, it's a politician's answer, but it's my answer.  So there


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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2012, 12:20:05 PM »
Someone with a 5D ii or better, 4 L lenses, 3 top-notch speedlites, lots of umbrellas and stands, a carbon-fiber tripod, and makes $80,000+ a year selling photographs.

If you don't meet those requirements you have no business owning a camera.
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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2012, 08:12:12 PM »
Someone with a 5D ii or better, 4 L lenses, 3 top-notch speedlites, lots of umbrellas and stands, a carbon-fiber tripod, and makes $80,000+ a year selling photographs.

If you don't meet those requirements you have no business owning a camera.
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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2012, 10:50:15 PM »
One time when I set out to do some light drawing/ painting photography I forgot my cable shutter release so I had to ask my sister to hold down the shutter button (needed the camera in bulb mode) while I did all the light art for the shot (It was impossible to do both without the cable shutter-release) and just told her when it was time to release the shutter. I still consider the photos taken that night,my photos although I did not physically press the shutter button, I set the camera settings, set-up the tripod and did all the light-painting in the shot, in fact my sister wouldn't have had a clue as to camera settings etc., but do give her credit for helping to take the shots, without her help, I'd have been unable to use the Bulb-setting and been limited to 30secs per shot.

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Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2012, 10:50:15 PM »