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Just starting a new blog series on "types of photographer" - a lightly tongue in cheek look at the type of people who "take photos".
Pretty sure there is no hobby which attracts the variety of people - from teenage goth girls to retired coal miners....
First one goes out tomorrow... entitled.
1 - Geek and Tech Addicts
Which is all about people who crave new kit, know every stat there is about everything, ever, yet rarely actually use their cameras...
I've got 9 so far...
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The 'I like to get it right in camera' brigade.
And the 'polish a turd' type - those who think photoshop can rescue any piece of old crap, and somehow make it a brilliant image. A sister group to this is the "HDR it to within inch of its life" type.
Rockwellians (followers of the way of Rockwell)
Suffering artists (its not art unless the photographer suffers in its taking)
Glass plate purists (rumoured to be extinct now barring some remote corners of Scotland)
Rugged Wildlifer (you know that guy/gal who's always at least half or fully dressed in camo)
Prime Perfectionists (primes only none of those zoom things!)
Macro Addicts (yep those people who subject us all to multi-eye'd flies and giant spiders).
The machine gunner - the person who shoots off about twenty shots of everything.
Everyone except me.
Me, I`m just a flasher
Quote: The machine gunner - the person who shoots off about twenty shots of everything.
Yep that will be the one trying to get it right in camera
definitely got some overlap going on here...
I got "twitcher" instead of "rugged wildlifer" - very short passage about being confortable in their own company...
oh - and fantasy HDR creators. if it ain't disney, it' doesn't work, darling
Quote: The 'I like to get it right in camera' brigade
Surfing Dudes, only happy when in a wetsuit working up to their waist in salt-water with a GoPro Hero on each shoulder and their £20K worth of camera sealed in a plastic box
Landscape photographers who think they don't need to use a tripod. Some of my clients keep asking me, why there shots are not crisp. The landscape is not about to jump up and run away, I keep telling them. We are not in a race to see who can take the most pictures. We, as photographers are here to enjoy our surroundings, whether that's in the Town, countryside or the seaside. Take your time, get your camera on a tripod, shutter release at the ready and above all, enjoy the moment.
Life goes bye too quickly, so enjoy the time we have.
Quote: Landscape photographers who think they don't need to use a tripod
reminded me of another type, into which I fall:
"knackered old photographers who travel light"
(I find even carrying my nice light carbon tripod too much sometimes so have to resort to taking landscapes hand-held. Thank goodness that along with that is the fact that my eyesight and that of my customers is so bad that we think the images I get this way are sharp! )
They actually believe that their make of camera produces the best images.
the "all the gear.. NO IDEA" brigade
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