... perhaps it was the difficulty of the technical aspects. ... that really made me bridle.
I would just ask that, when it's something particular, you click the quote button rather than the reply button, and snip the quote down to the most egregious text, like this -
OTOH if you have a look at "Magnum" females are not that many... Maybe photography doesn't suit them as other arts, I don't know the reason, but I suspect that it has to do with the knowledge of technical matters such as aperture or focal length, angles or perspective control and DOF that are involved in the process.
So what problems jump-right-out?
- Why should "Magnum" be considered a representative sample of photographers?
- Which other arts?
- What is the gender breakdown in those other arts?
We haven't even established that there is a different gender breakdown in photography compared to "other arts", but there's still that rush to explain (what we don't even know exists) using a belittling caricature. [Maybe that wasn't how it was supposed to read, English not always the first language.]
the occasional tendency to macho insults and what sometimes seems like deliberate misconstruction as an excuse for rudeness, rather than reasoned discussion, rather puts me off participating more.
I'm new here - but it does seem to me very much a boy's club, and more than that an old boy's club, with all the negative connotations.
... the heated reaction to my remark.
Storm in a teacup.