Two kinds of photographers: those who make pictures, and those who talk about it.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Jeremy, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. It takes a lot more skill, effort & time to eat cherries & grapes (you
    have to take the seeds out); you sure about that?
     
    Chris Loffredo, Apr 15, 2006
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  2. Hey! What about blueberries? They're No. 1 in my book.
     
    Ken Rosenbaum, Apr 15, 2006
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  3. Jeremy

    Scott W Guest

    I have never been all that keen on blueberries, my wife loves however.

    I think cherries have to be about the best, after that a good apple,
    wait...no grapes, grapes are better then apples.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Apr 15, 2006
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  4. Yes. One can get lots of good information on this forum from people who
    aren't photographers at all. If I (or anyone) buys some new gadget for
    photography, and struggles to learn how to use it, and breaks it trying to
    learn, then he/she can teach the rest of the forum from that experience
    without ever taking picture one. And, conversely, there are those who are
    expert photographers, and who make beautiful images, but couldn't
    teach/explain to someone else how to load film into a camera.
     
    William Graham, Apr 15, 2006
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    Jeremy Guest

    That is true. But it is equally true that one can get a lot of incorrect
    information as well, and that was Rockwell's point.
     
    Jeremy, Apr 15, 2006
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  6. Yes, but you can get incorrect information from anybody, so it behooves one
    to consider the advice one gets carefully before jumping off the cliff, no
    matter what the source. I have had experts give me incorrect information on
    more than one occasion....
     
    William Graham, Apr 15, 2006
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    David Starr Guest

    yes

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    David Starr, Apr 15, 2006
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    Scott W Guest

    And Rockwell should know since he gives out lots of incorrect
    information.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Apr 15, 2006
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  9. A boss I had once, (who had a Nobel prize in physics) said, "If I want to
    know the best way to clean the floor, I will consult with the janitor."
     
    William Graham, Apr 15, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Ha ha!
    Clever reply William.
     
    Paul Furman, Apr 15, 2006
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  11. Astutely ironic!
     
    John McWilliams, Apr 16, 2006
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  12. There are two types of people in the world:

    - those that divide people into two types
    - those that don't

    Put me in category two. (err, that is *deliberate* irony, before
    anyone states the bleedingly obvious)

    Frankly, this is crap. There are good photographers who stay mute,
    there are talkative ones, there are internet savvy ones, and all
    combinations between and opposite.. So what? All of life is about
    extracting the wheat from the chaff.


    And all you have to do is ask, if you would like more daft metaphors
    and analogies. (O:


    PS - yes, matt, you beat me to it!
     
    mark.thomas.7, Apr 16, 2006
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  13. That's generally true......
     
    William Graham, Apr 16, 2006
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    Annika1980 Guest

    "Which is better, film or digital?"

    That's like comparing Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds or Bobby Jones to Tiger
    Woods.
    It's an unfair comparison since film is dead.
     
    Annika1980, Apr 16, 2006
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    Skip M Guest

    You really didn't get the irony of him being derisive of people who write
    about photography, saying that they don't practice photography as much as
    those who don't write about it. He was writing it on a forum, don't you get
    it?
     
    Skip M, Apr 16, 2006
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  16. Jeremy

    Skip M Guest

    Actually it did me, too.
     
    Skip M, Apr 16, 2006
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    DaveW Guest

    Boysenberries. No contest!

    DAve
     
    DaveW, Apr 16, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Apples, blueberries & nikons.

    Have you ever had huckleberry-apple pie, man that is to die for!
    Strawberries & minoltas would be my second choice.
     
    Paul Furman, Apr 16, 2006
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    no_name Guest

    Boy, are you behind the times. You never heard of seedless grapes?
     
    no_name, Apr 16, 2006
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  20. Jeremy

    Mark² Guest

    Apparently Ken Rockwell has failed to recognize that his (and your?)
    long-winded rant smacks desperately of the very self aggrandizement that he
    pretends to despise. This forums (and others) is a significant and
    sometimes fantastic source of information, commentary and experience.
     
    Mark², Apr 16, 2006
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