What are you "no-go" comments to say to a photographer?

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Posted 12/6/2012 by Brooklyns Mama in General Photography
 

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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:50:11 PM
Thought I'd share this...

I'm no professional by any means and am still learning.. But, 2 days ago I heard something from another woman at the park.. I was there taking 1 yr photos of my daughter and had the basket/balloons set up taking pictures. This lady tells me... "At first I thought you were a real photographer, then I realized you're just mom" - how sweet of her

What are some things people have not so kindly said to you?


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Posted: 12/7/2012 1:52:44 AM
I don't take offense to it but I've been told many times
"Wow, your camera takes such great pictures". Yep, it's the camera.

Notice I am IN THIS PHOTO so I didn't take the picture



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Posted: 12/7/2012 9:08:23 AM
I get the "Your camera takes great pictures" a LOT, especially when I post stuff to Facebook.

But you know what? I don't let it get to me. I take it as a compliment and I'm thrilled that they liked my photo enough to say something about it.

Because they're not photographers. Most likely, they have no idea that it's not the camera, it's the photographer. I used to think this same way -- "if I get a DSLR, I'll be a great photographer."

No. Cuz after I did, I was shooting the same crappy snapshots I did with my P&S, except this time, they're on a DSLR.

That was until I took some classes, read some books and actually learned how to use it. It was only then that I realized that it wasn't the camera, it's the photographer.

Most people don't even bother reading their camera's manual, much less take a photography class or read a book. They're shooting with their smartphones, so yep, they're going to say this stuff. Don't take it personally; they just don't know.


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Posted: 12/7/2012 3:09:04 PM
A world known photographer I've been following on facebook Still gets that comment! He was asked to do a photo shoot in one of the King's birthday in Brunei when he was introduced to the chef he was told 'I love your pictures you must have a nice camera'.. When it was time to leave the party, he went to the chef and said 'that food was delicious you must have a nice stove' and walk away...
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Posted: 12/10/2012 6:26:41 PM
I guess I am a baby... I take offense sometimes and it hurts me when it is family ... I think so mnay epople now buy a digital camera and sell poeple a cd and think they are professional.... I am over some people I like the last comment about the stove


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Posted: 12/11/2012 5:00:42 PM
I am by no means a professional nor do I claim to be. I am working hard to improve my skills. My DH purchased me my DSLR for Christmas the year our daughter was born. I learned Av & Tv modes first and now 2 1/2 years later I am taking my first pictures in manual mode! The other night I was having dinner with friends and I had posted some photos of my daughter on facebook and my friend said I wish I had a good camera so I could take as good of pictures as you. yes its only the camera that takes good pictures.

This is one of the first pictures I took with my camera & I thought I was doing great!!

I know I've shared this photo before but this shows how far I've come in my opinion and I still have a far far way to go!


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Posted: 12/16/2012 11:34:03 AM
People don't mean to be disrespectful; they just don't realise that it can be taken the wrong way. Having 'better' equipment is the reason most of us upgrade. Take into account the equipment most people start out with and it's easy to see where they are coming from. It's up to us to 'Help' (educate) them without being condescending. It IS a complement even though we may not see the 'Intent'.


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