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David Beckham, Photographer??


MattB1987 e2
3 444 England
23 Apr 2012 10:32AM
Has anyone else seen the latest advert for Adidas with David Beckham talking about some photography competition with him or something? Don't really know the details I just saw him with a camera and briefly tuned in.

I he a closet photographer or something, just seemed strange and wondered what it was all about and if anyone else has seen it?

Cheers

Matt

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franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
23 Apr 2012 10:40AM
Perhaps its me but what's so strange about him being a photographer/using a camera?

Ken
MattB1987 e2
3 444 England
23 Apr 2012 10:44AM
Not strange him using a camera as such I just wondered what it was all about, I'd never heard of him being associated with photography before but now he's appearingon an advert which makes him look like he's an expert, just a shock I suppose.

Though saying that I may have completely missed the point of the advert as I wasn't paying much attention.

Matt
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
23 Apr 2012 10:49AM
One can assume he's paid a lot of money for advertising whether he uses any of the brands personally is anyone's guess?


Ken
janeez e2
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 10:53AM
Was he wearing a big jacket with huge pockets and have a vacant, staring into the distance look on his face. (Usually over the shoulder of the person you are talking to!) If he didn't have that then he can't possibly be a photographer! Wink
MattB1987 e2
3 444 England
23 Apr 2012 10:58AM
Well obviously yeah, but this was an advert for adidas, not for a camera.

I have found some information on the ol' interweb though, looks like its a competition to photograph him in a studio. I just watched the advert properly and yeah he's not saying he's a photographer, looks like a nice opportunity to meet him and take some photos though if you're that way inclined.

Not sure if the guys at ephotozine are aware of this competition?

Matt
MattB1987 e2
3 444 England
23 Apr 2012 10:59AM

Quote:Was he wearing a big jacket with huge pockets and have a vacant, staring into the distance look on his face. (Usually over the shoulder of the person you are talking to!) If he didn't have that then he can't possibly be a photographer!



Ah thanks for that made me laugh on an otherwise dull Monday morning, brilliant Smile

Matt
55jase 9 186 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 11:09AM
23 Apr 2012 11:32AM
I think I'm right in saying Mr. Beckham has been a keen amateur photographer for a while. I remember some Pap pic's a year or so ago and they'd snapped him taking some photo's. He'd got what looked to be a 300mm lens or there abouts. Whether the pic's where any good who knows....
rambler e2
6 477 14 England
23 Apr 2012 11:33AM
Having looked through some of the entries on the link I am beginning to think that Adidas might regret this campaign.
It is amazing what some people consider to be good photography.

Ken.
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 12:34PM
Cool - A high profile bloke pushing photography.

Dizzee Rascal did this last year with Microsoft.

Lets not run him down too much, unless he presses the shutter with his left foot he is probably no different as a photographer to the most of us.

Taking photo's and looking cool in addidas kit - maybe its a new trend - instead of a bling goldie looking chain we all wear SLR's and compacts Wink

And the prize is to take shots Of Mr Beckham - That would be nice on your profile page.
MattB1987 e2
3 444 England
23 Apr 2012 12:47PM
Oh yeah I must admit it does make photography look a lot cooler!

Whilst we're on the subject what does everyone thing about that new HTC advert with the photography student and the skydive, I cant help thinking if that was me I would have accidently dropped that phone way before I got anywhere near the ground lol.

David Beckham on your profile page would be pretty cool too and maybe if he's feeling generous he could donate some money for photographic equipment hehe.

Matt
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Apr 2012 1:23PM
125MPH with a slippery HTC and no wrist cable.

I believe.
Wink
Sooty_1 4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 2:06PM

Quote:unless he presses the shutter with his left foot


He only uses the left for standing on. The right has some magic in it, but the left is a passenger most of the time.

Tongue
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 2:09PM
Not sure why its so strange, and I also believe he's been a keen photographer for years.

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