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larkis

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What people say to photographers
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:40:04 pm »

If this was posted already by someone else I apologize.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niyTIbiV19A

bill t.

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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 02:49:49 pm »

Oh yes, I remember now!  That's why I never do portraits!

I am often asked regarding my landscape canvases, "Did you take that with a camera?"
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 03:00:40 pm »

^or "Where can I buy 4-foot-long sheets of canvas for my LaserJet?"

bill t.

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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 03:13:12 pm »

^or "Do you have high resolution versions posted online?"
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 04:15:28 pm »

^or “How do you get such great color? How do I get my cell phone to work like that!?!?”

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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 04:16:49 pm »

Or my personal favourite... 'Man, I wish I had one of those cameras so I could take pictures that good!'  ;D
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 04:54:14 pm »

"That must be expensive. How much does it cost?"
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Peter McLennan

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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 05:46:26 pm »

While shooting on the street with a 500 mm :  "How far can you see with that lens?"

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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 05:55:49 pm »

"Wow, you are amazingly talented, I know your expensive camera has nothing to do with it".

In a dream a few weeks back.  ;D

Cheers,
Bernard

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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 06:03:11 pm »

Almost anytime I walk around my beautiful home town taking photographs:

"where are you visiting from?"

But one time, as above but using a cheap tripod:

"what magazine do you work for?"

So now you know how to look like a pro for about $50.
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2012, 08:02:35 pm »

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Robert DeCandido PhD

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What people would like to say to photographers
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 08:24:31 pm »

If you watch this video, and the behavior of one of the photographers - it has a bunch of birders in the northwest quite upset

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0_gzY2k7P0

From my perspective, there are more important things to worry about in the environmental/birding field than the behavior of this photographer...anyway it is a short film (2.5 minutes). I think this photographer went too close to the Snowy owl and missed the shot anyway...despite the camo outfit, big lens etc. It is funny in some ways - how not to be a bird photographer!

rdc/nyc
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Alan Smallbone

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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 10:25:43 am »

Or how about "Your camera takes really good pictures....."

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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 11:02:49 am »

"How much zoom? What do you mean by 'none'?!"
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 12:09:21 pm »

I frequently get "You must have a really good camera."  My reply to that is:  "What a delicious dinner...you must have really good pots."
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2012, 02:23:34 pm »

On the art & craft show circuit where I sell, we (photographers) often share odd things people say to us. Here are a couple of my favorite -

1. Another show artist visited my booth. After looking at my prints, she made the statement - "you must have a really good camera." Later in the show, I visited her booth, looked at her paintings, and said - "you must have REALLY good brushes!"

2. Inquiry from show patron looking at my prints - "did you go to all these places?"
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2012, 03:22:55 pm »

- "Did you took the picture? Because the flash didn't fired"
- "Let me see the picture!"
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2012, 03:25:08 pm »

How many Megapixels? Oh, that's not much. My P&S have more than yours, and is a lot smaller.
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2012, 08:53:38 pm »

"How much zoom? What do you mean by 'none'?!"

I usually shoot with primes, but I've only gotten that question once and I was using the Nikon 14-24mm. I replied truthfully, "Oh, it's nothing fancy -- not even two times."

Related things that people say (when I let them take a shot): "How do I zoom?"
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Re: What people say to photographers
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2012, 09:07:28 pm »

Shooting with a Mamiya C220 TLR: "is that camera slow?"
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