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JAS_Photo
07-20-2009, 12:03 PM
Clicky click (http://www.paulburwell.com/blog/2009/03/top-ten-annoying-things-to-say-to-wildlife-photographer/)

jjeling
07-20-2009, 02:04 PM
Perfect!

scorpio_e
07-20-2009, 06:59 PM
Read it and it is kinda funny. Those questions separate us from them *LOL*
I guess that is what happens once you have expertise in a field ;)

There is so much knowledge that we take for granted as photographers.

Mad Aussie
07-21-2009, 02:11 AM
I think the words I hear the most are these ... "Get any good ones mate?"

"No" thinks me ... "I spent thousands of dollars, and lug 8 kgs of equipment around so I can get crap shots and throw them away!"

Of course I politely answer the same way every single time ... "I think so"

JAS_Photo
07-21-2009, 02:27 AM
Lol, I think that comment is something like saying 'hot enough for ya?' when it is 104F(40C) in the shade.

Mad Aussie
07-21-2009, 02:34 AM
Oh man .. .they say in Canada too??!!

It's like "No ... until it's so hot your face melts off so you can say something as stupid as that to me then it's not hot enough thanks!"

kurtdriver
07-21-2009, 02:44 AM
A guy asked me today "Which side to want?". Neither one, you're ugly.

Mad Aussie
07-21-2009, 03:11 AM
A guy asked me today "Which side to want?". Neither one, you're ugly.
I tell people my lenses have a built in 'ugly filter' and it won't take their photo even if I try ;)

kurtdriver
07-21-2009, 10:41 AM
I tell people my lenses have a built in 'ugly filter' and it won't take their photo even if I try ;)

I gotta remember that, it's hilarious. Thanks.

kat
07-21-2009, 11:07 AM
I always get the what type of camera and boy..it must take nice shots.

What are you shooting at?

Greg_Nuspel
07-21-2009, 02:59 PM
I think the words I hear the most are these ... "Get any good ones mate?"

"No" thinks me ... "I spent thousands of dollars, and lug 8 kgs of equipment around so I can get crap shots and throw them away!"

Of course I politely answer the same way every single time ... "I think so"

I always say "I'll see when I develop them" confuses those that know I'm shooting digital.

1putts
07-21-2009, 11:31 PM
"You sure your lens is big enough?" :wall-an:

I got this today, "What are you shooting?"
Me "The Ospreys"
Them, "Oh, why? What are they doing?"
Me "....." :headslap:

scorpio_e
07-22-2009, 04:01 PM
The most common question I get is not too odd. What magazine or newspaper are you shooting for. or Can I have my picture taken with the model ? *LOL*

Marko
07-22-2009, 07:36 PM
That was hilarious! On a tangent, these same people will pull out their terrible cell phone pix to show me their 'great' shots,,,and they are looking for some kind of approval from me. I'm had bowel movements that were more exciting....:p

Greg_Nuspel
07-22-2009, 11:11 PM
That was hilarious! On a tangent, these same people will pull out their terrible cell phone pix to show me their 'great' shots,,,and they are looking for some kind of approval from me. I'm had bowel movements that were more exciting....:p

I like the guy with the cell phone that moves into the position you were to take a shot.

jjeling
07-23-2009, 12:45 AM
After working with someone for some time, this becomes the best situation....

Them..."Those are really nice pictures! What kind of camera are you using? Ive been wanting to get a nice camera for some time but wanted to see what really works the best."

Then two weeks later......

"I bought a new camera, check this out. The battery does not die until the memory card is completely full."

Me "This is a nice camera, you SHOULD be able to get some pretty nice shots with this."

A month later......

"Hey Jeff, these pictures haven't turned out the way I expected them too. Can you help me out?"

Me "First thing is to check the white balance. If the white balance if wrong then your colors will be off making the picture look completely different. Next, take the camera off manual mode and turn in onto Aperture Priority. Those pictures should look much better than Auto mode. From there you should be able to adjust the exposure accordingly. Really though, its best to use Manual Mode. Dialing in desired aperture, shutter speed, iso, white balance, etc. is so much easier."

"Ok, yeah I'll give it a try."


Three weeks later.....

JAS_Photo
07-23-2009, 03:20 AM
Because of where I photograph- downtown -inner city- and because I will not hesitate to sit right on the sidewalk to get a POV I want, a lot of homeless or street people come up to me and ask me what I am doing and engaging me in lengthy conversations about what constitutes art or truth in photography. I don't really mind. Most of my subjects are quite stationary. :)