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Title: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: Isaac on April 12, 2012, 12:04:15 pm
BBC Radio 4  (6 minutes audio) Has high tech killed pro photography? (http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9712000/9712303.stm)
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Post by: mediumcool on April 14, 2012, 05:37:05 am
Been building apace …
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Post by: Rob C on April 14, 2012, 08:37:06 am
Fings Ain't What They Used To Be.

Rob C
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: mediumcool on April 14, 2012, 08:42:07 am
Fings Ain't What They Used To Be.

Rob C

Don’tcha mean Wot, Rob?  ;D
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: Rob C on April 15, 2012, 04:06:49 pm
Don’tcha mean Wot, Rob?  ;D


Drat! I find slumming so difficult!

Rob C
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: mediumcool on April 15, 2012, 07:06:38 pm
Drat! I find slumming so difficult!

Rob C

And throwing in the odd Guv provides a bit of additional verisimilitude …

 :D
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: Rob C on April 16, 2012, 04:58:02 am
And throwing in the odd Guv provides a bit of additional verisimilitude …

 :D



Wotcha... No Bow Bells in Mallorca, mate, I'm struggling already!

Rob C
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: geesbert on April 19, 2012, 04:38:17 am
what language ar you guys talking?
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Post by: Rob C on April 19, 2012, 05:53:31 am
what language ar you guys talking?


English English.

Rob C
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Post by: mediumcool on April 19, 2012, 07:05:20 am
what language ar you guys talking?

Bit a Cockney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockney), guv, if ya know wot I mean …

Pays to be a citizen of The Commonwealf (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=british%20commonwealth&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FCommonwealth_of_Nations&ei=9e-PT-aQNNGQiQftpsSoBA&usg=AFQjCNE_y6ZffBs4z5txk0NnUbBocCwloQ), to unnerstand, innit? (and being born around the middle of the twentieth century or earlier helps)

An I mus arsk, me old china, are you a Septic (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Septic)?  ;D

Fings you gotta explain—gorblimey (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/minced-oath.html)!
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: mediumcool on April 19, 2012, 08:59:40 am
As one who was born within the sound of the Bells of Bow I feel I must protest at this clichéd and politically incorrect depiction of us Cockneys.

Yer all a load of merchant bankers.
 

Is that rhyming slang for *wankers*? [so, merchants then?]  ;D
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: mediumcool on April 19, 2012, 09:05:20 am
Born in South Australia in the ’50s to a father who liked his rhyming slang, I find the loss of it here, and elsewhere, to be a mournful thing.

Australian *yoof* increasingly obtain their *kulcha* from US sources, including the annoyingly-drawled Valley Girl accent. And we’ve pretty much lost our regional accents too.

Arrrrrrrgh!
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Post by: mediumcool on April 19, 2012, 09:25:04 am
Yup. I felt merchants rather than merchant bankers would be a little too abstract for the majority here.

Having been raised on a council estate by well spoken parents I can switch between BBC English and cockney or Sarf London English at will.

Sarf. Love it! Don’t know how the poms have managed to keep the cultural imperialism at bay, in the manner that we in Oz have conspicuously failed to do …

You may like this: chavs versus bogans (http://inside.org.au/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-bogans/).
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Post by: mediumcool on April 19, 2012, 09:35:07 am
I once met an Australian who was appalled that the British have first and second class postage.

I kid not!

Well, that because we have no concept of class [cough].  Except for South Australia—we had no convict stain! ;)
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Post by: mediumcool on April 19, 2012, 09:47:11 am
Class is everywhere! But Britain has had more time to get it properly stratified.

And the nouveau riche are looked down on too. Check out Rose Porteous (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Porteous). Hancock’s daughter is now one of the richest sheilahs [couldn’t resist] in the world.
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Post by: jjj on April 19, 2012, 03:20:23 pm
Born in South Australia in the ’50s to a father who liked his rhyming slang, I find the loss of it here, and elsewhere, to be a mournful thing.
You may like this (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17535156).  ;D
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Post by: Rob C on April 19, 2012, 05:44:35 pm
Interesting article.

And to think I'd assumed that Australia was essentially a classless society!As my wife says to assume makes an ass of u and me






It's an impossible concept. Anywhere. Life ain't like that now, last year nor the next. Guess we've all had time to get used to it. Strictly between the two of us, I think that's a pretty damned good thing: makes us all strive to better ourselves. However, still can't sing, however much I try to educate myself on the matter, however many musos I shoot.

Maybe that proves my point, at least to myself. Depressing, innit?

;-(

Rob C
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: stewarthemley on April 20, 2012, 04:45:52 am
Great fred, geezas. Cockneys and Aussies, salt o the erf.
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Post by: mediumcool on April 23, 2012, 07:35:48 am
You may like this (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17535156).  ;D

If I reach into my sky¹, and can’t locate a single Oxford²—no sausage³ whatsoever—I pulls out me Scotland⁴, stick it inna the cab’s⁵ *hole in the wall* [couldnt find a rhyme for ATM, as we callem in Oz], wot fun is there havin’ the full phrase there for all to see? No mystery!

Time to go down the rubbidy⁶, sit on me aris⁷ and sink a few Britneys⁸. And maybe have a pony⁹ in the Khazi out the back.

Some Australian rhyming slang (http://alldownunder.com/australian-slang/dictionary-rhyming.htm).

¹ Pocket, ² Dollar, ³ sausage, ⁴ card (my invention), ⁵ bank, ⁶ pub, ⁷ arse,  ⁸ beers, ⁹ crap
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: Rob C on April 23, 2012, 08:33:35 am
If I reach into my sky¹, and can’t locate a single Oxford²—no sausage³ whatsoever—I pulls out me Scotland⁴, stick it inna the cab’s⁵ *hole in the wall* [couldnt find a rhyme for ATM, as we callem in Oz], wot fun is there havin’ the full phrase there for all to see? No mystery!

Time to go down the rubbidy⁶, sit on me aris⁷ and sink a few Britneys⁸. And maybe have a pony⁹ in the Khazi out the back.

Some Australian rhyming slang (http://alldownunder.com/australian-slang/dictionary-rhyming.htm).

¹ Pocket, ² Dollar, ³ sausage, ⁴ card (my invention), ⁵ bank, ⁶ pub, ⁷ arse,  ⁸ beers, ⁹ crap


Cool; I might as well be living in Lapland.

http://youtu.be/tkuMs-WYDdY

makes me feel better.

Rob C
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: rolad on April 26, 2012, 02:16:34 am
Mind your language!
use the Shakespearean insult generator (http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2011/10/20/shakespearean-insult-generator/)
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: franta on April 27, 2012, 02:30:11 pm
Is that rhyming slang for *wankers*? [so, merchants then?]  ;D
Q: What is the collective noun for bankers ?
A: "Wunch", when you see a group of bankers you can say: "What a wunch of bankers!".
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: mediumcool on May 07, 2012, 08:04:47 am
Here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/may/06/crowning-pearly-king-queen-pictures) are some real pearlers!
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: JustAPhotographer on May 09, 2012, 12:20:30 am
Interesting article.

And to think I'd assumed that Australia was essentially a classless society!

As my wife says to assume makes an ass of u and me

Have to respond because your comment struck a cord.

My Aussie wife returned to Australia after 15 years absence.  She's 60 years old.  Some lady we met older than my wife asked her, what school (meaning primary/secondary) was she from?  Despite such a dated question and weird concern, she responded with some very exclusive school in Sydney, and so then the lady became friendly and amenable.  Yea, so class distinction is alive and well here.
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: Rob C on May 09, 2012, 03:44:34 am
Have to respond because your comment struck a cord.

My Aussie wife returned to Australia after 15 years absence.  She's 60 years old.  Some lady we met older than my wife asked her, what school (meaning primary/secondary) was she from?  Despite such a dated question and weird concern, she responded with some very exclusive school in Sydney, and so then the lady became friendly and amenable.  Yea, so class distinction is alive and well here.




You really believe that it can ever not exist? That in one form or another, from the old standard of birth to its contemporary alternatives such as business success, people will look at one another without making any judgements (silent or otherwise) of their own based on whichever criterion turns them on?

In most cases the questions aren't even required: one can tell a lot from simply keeping the ears in tune and the eyes open. There is an upside (a word that would have had you barred from polite society): surprises can be sweet if infrequent.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: JustAPhotographer on May 09, 2012, 04:27:15 am
Agreed.  We all make judgements.

Just what struck us as weird that this seemed to be the defining characteristic for her assessment of the quality, viability, whatever of a person so that for instance, if my wife had answered a public school, it wouldn't have been a surprise if the woman stopped talking to us altogether.

So it seems the key is to at least recognize one's in-built and inevitable judgements, prejudices so to be aware of them when interacting with people and how those judgements/prejudices may unnecessarily and wrongly influence one's opinion of someone.
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Post by: Rob C on May 09, 2012, 02:47:25 pm
Agreed.  We all make judgements.

Just what struck us as weird that this seemed to be the defining characteristic for her assessment of the quality, viability, whatever of a person so that for instance, if my wife had answered a public school, it wouldn't have been a surprise if the woman stopped talking to us altogether.

So it seems the key is to at least recognize one's in-built and inevitable judgements, prejudices so to be aware of them when interacting with people and how those judgements/prejudices may unnecessarily and wrongly influence one's opinion of someone.


But, would she have known that in England, a public school is anything but that, and that few have the funds to send their kids to what are, perversely, really very private schools? In some areas, being a public schoolboy might get you killed - best not wear that blazer and tie, Nigel!

Funny language, English...

Rob C
Title: Re: Has high tech killed pro photography?
Post by: JustAPhotographer on May 09, 2012, 06:46:25 pm
"Public school" is my terminology ... see I'm a septic tank (I think that's the correct rhyming slang) and so it's a bit confusing who's English I'm using: American (where I'm from), Australian (where I live), British (company where I work) and Indian (with whom I also work) ... yea lots of variants out there.