+1Roo said:My pet peeve at the moment is the use of the word 'photographer'....
iron-t said:I want to hear from everyone on the most annoying things people commonly say to them about their cameras, lenses, other gear, images and photography in general. My personal favorite is "wow, your camera takes great pictures," or, while looking at my images, "you have a great camera."
I used to launch into an explanation of how much time and energy I have invested in improving my technique and artistic vision, but found the results dissatisfying (common response: "well sure you have to know how to use it"). So I just accede, "yes, it's easier to get good pictures with a good camera."
Seriously...what a beautiful story!!!iron-t said:I love it. I will henceforth refer to that story as "The Camera Braggart's Comeuppance."neuroanatomist said:Here's a story that I related some time back…
Complete tangent, but that's hilarious.Joe M said:Seriously though, I have had brides that have regretted the tattoos they have, and asked me to get rid of them from every shot.
hey anthony, that is a nice idea.anthonyd said:I always responded "I'll take your picture with your camera, if I can first take your picture with _my_ camera"! I collected several nice portraits of people I never knew this way.
If it makes you feel any better, I find a lot of people expect all dedicated cameras to have zoom capability. I picked up a EOS-M during a fire-sale with the 22 f/2. I handed it to my wife and to a friend to try out on separate occasions. They both asked me how to make it zoom. Suffice it to say, I ended up picking up a white box EOS-M 18-55 for the wife to use. I use the 22 f/2.cid said:Once I was on a trip and friend of mine was very interested in my camera ... well until the moment she discovered that with that lens she cannot zoom at all. "What is it good for when you cannot zoom?" I tried to explain and then shook her head because she couldn't understand the cost and size of this lens when it can't do what she wants.
Even more they shook their heads when I tell them, that every photo needs to be postprocessed (let's say only exported to jpg), they are used to do things conveniently. (And I'm not even mentioning panorama stitching or portrait retouching and time spent on this)
I personally wouldn't take my big white lens or big DSLR to a wedding unless I was the 'pro'. I'm there as a guest, not to get under the photographers feet.Pugshot said:On occasion there have been some people who mistake me for the "pro" at the wedding, etc. simply because of my "big white lens" - or just because I'm using a DSLR.
If you had a real camera, you could just show the picture on the iPad it was taken withneuroanatomist said:
That captures my sentiment precisely and probably reveals a lot about both of us. I'm not a pro, but I am a relatively passionate amateur. I have an above-average level of disposable income. I guess I am sensitive that people are mistaking me for a rich asshole who buys expensive toys to demonstrate status.Zv said:Coming in late to this thread but yeah I don't particularly like when people compliment the camera - "your camera is awesome, I want one like that", "how much was you camera", "your pics are great what camera do you use?" Etc.
I think they're just trying to be nice and pay me a compliment in a round-about way. However to me It's kinda like they're saying - "hey, well done for being able to spend large amounts of cash on your equipment. You must be doing well to be able to waste your money on fancy gadgets! Of course your pictures are good, they ought to be for that price!"
It was my nephew's wedding; he asked me to bring my camera and supplement the wedding photographer; I was extremely sensitive to the hired pro and made sure to stay out of her way (i.e., let her get her shots first and just grab a quick shot after she was done, or work as a second camera shooting things or people she didn't have the time or inclination to do). Give me at least a little credit, man!I personally wouldn't take my big white lens or big DSLR to a wedding unless I was the 'pro'. I'm there as a guest, not to get under the photographers feet.
Those google banners are unique to you, I've often heard folk complain about distasteful spam, when it actually reveals their own browsing habits. You quite clearly have been looking at some websites you shouldn't have. Nikon, indeed.Zlyden said:After reading few more pages of this thread, I looked at google-banner (helpfully provided below the last post).
It said (translated from Russian, I hope that in other countries you see different adds in other languages):
"I am talented. I create masterpieces. I am a new D5300. I am a Nikon." (Just click this nikon.ru link, while you see me!)
Camera manufacturers do lead people to believe that "you need the right camera to take a great photo". Whole "I am a Nikon" ads campaign is about it.
So, well, in the end, what reaction do you expect from the general public who watch this stuff, except: "What camera did you use to shoot this? Is it Nikon D5300 or Nikon 1?"