You must have a good camera!

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Bob, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Just wondering what your replies are to people when they comment on your
    photos and say things like "Wow... These photos are great!... You must have
    a really good camera!"

    To tell the truth I find it pretty annoying when people assume that the
    camera took the photo and not the photographer... So how do you reply in
    these situations without looking arrogant?
    Bob, Nov 22, 2003
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    Ubiquitous Guest

    If you have a digital camera, they could be commenting on the
    resolution/detail of the photo, which is actually digital camera-related
    and/or printer-related, not something you as a photographer have any control
    over (within reason).

    Without knowing what they think is so great about your photo, I can't really
    say for sure.. but thats a possibility.. :)

    You can't automatically assume that what they think is great about your
    photo is actually something you 'created'...
    Ubiquitous, Nov 22, 2003
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  3. I try to be nice and simply say....

    "Yep! Mine is better than yours" and then place my thumb on my nose and
    wave my fingers while saying "Nah nah nah nah - nah - nah!!"

    I don't think that is too arrogant do you? :)
    AU Digital Photo Of The Day, Nov 22, 2003
  4. Almost forgot.... you can add to the effect by waving your hips left and
    right at the same time. :)
    AU Digital Photo Of The Day, Nov 22, 2003
  5. Bob

    woodsie Guest u have a good camera?


    can u take good shots with bad camera's?
    woodsie, Nov 22, 2003
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    Russ Guest

    I wouldn't take it personally - it usually just means they own a Canon.

    Russ, Nov 22, 2003
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    VH-CBR Guest

    or better..

    "your a great photographer, can you tell me how you do it"


    "hey! I see your pics in mags all the time, can you show me how to do that"

    I could go on .. and on .. and on :eek:)
    VH-CBR, Nov 22, 2003
  8. Bob

    VH-CBR Guest

    ROFPMFAO ....

    My pet hate is those who think that the very act of buying a good camera and
    a couple of anti shake lenses automatically makes them a professional ....
    VH-CBR, Nov 22, 2003
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    Ubiquitous Guest

    What, you mean it doesnt?! Damn... what a waste of money then!
    Ubiquitous, Nov 22, 2003
  10. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Thats beside the point... The most advanced camera with the most gadgets on
    it still isnt going to help your average person to take great photos... They
    wouldnt know how to use the features available and would set everything to
    'auto' anyway. So they'd basically be using an over glorified P&S... I dont
    mind that people dont want to learn all the different aspects of
    photography... it just gets on my back when people credit the photo to the
    camera, not the photographer.

    Some people tend to think the camera does all the work and the photographer
    is just there to click the button.
    Bob, Nov 22, 2003
  11. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Haha... Seems like a pretty mature way to respond! I'll try your advice next
    time I come across it again.
    Bob, Nov 22, 2003
  12. Bob

    VH-CBR Guest

    Ah .. then you have people accusing you of faking shots because they can't
    take the same shots ......
    VH-CBR, Nov 22, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    If you were shooting manual focus and manual exposure then you took the
    photo but if you talk about composition then that is another matter - get
    over it.
    Miro, Nov 22, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    You wouldnt if you kept to the test of relevance.
    Miro, Nov 22, 2003
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    John Guest

    I just reply arrogantly...Who cares what other people think?
    John, Nov 22, 2003
  16. I usually reply (with a hurt expression) "Damn, I always thought it was my
    Slightly OT: I did read (perhaps here a while ago) of someone who, after
    dining at some friends who had committed the above crime, saying "Thanks
    for the great meal, you must have good pots".


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    Julian Mattay, Nov 22, 2003
  17. I show them my Leica C1 APS :)
    David in Perth, Nov 22, 2003
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    woodsie Guest

    but will it help u?

    good equipment can make alot of the difference, unless.......u can take
    good shots with bad camera's?. my questions still stand.
    woodsie, Nov 22, 2003
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    k Guest


    yeah.. I hate it when people assume I'm an amateur 'cause I use a bunch of F1N's
    and they look all old an' shit..

    And that old Mamy twin lens - what a shocker..

    and I hang my head in shame when using an 8x10.

    k, Nov 22, 2003
  20. Bob

    k Guest

    hell, it works for PJ's ..and we KNOW they are the best pro's, right? ;-)

    k, Nov 22, 2003
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