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edsephiroth
27 Mar 2009 - 2:32 PM

Just wondered if anyone had any anecdotes about the dumbest things they have seen "photographers" (in the loosest sense) say or do over the years in relation to the actual art itself.

I know that those who fall into the:
"all the gear, no idea"
"all the kit, what a git"
"all the clobber, what a knobber"
category frequently cause a chuckle (sometimes an embarrassed one), but there must be more...?

My two examples are:
1) overhearing a photography student in a bar trying to impress a female friend by telling her that his camera (a D2) was so good that the University course he had applied for just asked him what camera he had and just accepted him on the course because he had a D2 (they didn't even need to see any examples, the camera model was enough).
and
2) a discussion about low-light photography gradually descending into a pained argument where my opposition attested that no matter how dark a room is, even completely pitch black with no light source, your eyes will get used to it eventually and then you'll be able to see...

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macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
27 Mar 2009 - 2:37 PM

" A zoom/telephoto lens changes perspective." ???

Krakman
Krakman  83615 forum posts Scotland
27 Mar 2009 - 2:37 PM

Watching people trying to illuminate aerial firework displays with on-camera flash always makes me wince Sad

Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 2:39 PM

This one takes some beating Link

Brian.....................................

Krakman
Krakman  83615 forum posts Scotland
27 Mar 2009 - 2:39 PM


Quote: " A zoom/telephoto lens changes perspective."

Well, in a sense it can - if it makes you step forward or backward to fit your main subject in the frame

Brom
Brom  10804 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 - 2:46 PM

damn i thought no one had seen me lol

paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 2:54 PM

Jeez, hope he got the shot..

ripleysalien
27 Mar 2009 - 3:10 PM

I was refused permision to go trackside at a drifting event last year, ( I had done the previous 3 ) because it wasnt safe.

They let a couple of "pros" (yeah right) as they had the indestructable lummie green tabards on.

As the event unfolded a female tog was shooting closer and closer to the OUTSIDE of a bend, I had just been moved from behind an armco barrier, with a row of tyres outside it and 50-60ft from the closest passing cars.

No one moved the female tog even though I told two marshalls that no one stands on the OUTSIDE, just as I protested again, one of the drifting cars over cooked it and started going backwards at a fair rate of knots, she backtracked as fast as she could and tripped and fell over the Half buried tyres behind her, the car managed, luckily, to stop no more than a foot away from hitting her.

Strobekid
Strobekid  7369 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 - 3:11 PM


Quote: This one takes some beating Link

Brian.....................................

Wasn't it a hoax? I thought that there was another picture showing that the drop would have been infact less than 10 feet (still hurt, but hardly falling into the Grand Canyon.

Strobekid
Strobekid  7369 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 - 3:16 PM

Some examples
http://knuttz.net/hosted_pages/Photographers-Part-1-20090324

I love the last picture. He is a true one man army.

admiles
admiles  8241 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 - 3:18 PM

I did see recently someone with the lens of her point & shoot held up to her eye.

Mind you, it was my three year old daughter so I suppose I can let it pass!!

Anthony

edsephiroth
27 Mar 2009 - 3:30 PM

Oh and I forgot the frequent compact-bright sunny day-tripod combo that you often see too...
Like the link Keigo, some classics there, plus one photoshopped I think! ;o)

BubbaG2000
27 Mar 2009 - 4:01 PM


Quote: plus one photoshopped I think! ;o)

The guy nearly getting slammed by the car, per chance?

Krakman
Krakman  83615 forum posts Scotland
27 Mar 2009 - 4:05 PM

I think the kingfisher one too, unless it's dead and stuffed of course.

csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 4:29 PM

Did anyone notice Jools 5th up from the end Wink

Now that is plain nuts!!!

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