A&P lol @ loser's with DSLR's thinking they are pro's

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  1. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    This is the main reason I've stayed away from photog threads/sub forums.:rofl:

    The last year to two years has had a real big influx of morons buying a Dslr and thinking they know half a crap about anything in photography.:rofl:

    Sorry just venting.
     
  2. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I completely agree. Im no pro. by any means but at least I go out of my way and read books on how to improve and I try to take it with me (the info) when I go out with my camera. I hate people who buy an SLR, and only know how to press the "clicker", lol.
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    Agreed!

    I'll be the first to admit I don't know 1/2 of what I'd like to know! I'm far from a pro and I don't pretend to be one unlike half of the people I see posting on photography related forums. :cool:
     
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    joy division New Member

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    IMO , even if someone has all the skill in the world and all the equipment, it still takes many years to earn a "pro" status.
     
  6. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    i dont want to be a pro, they dont make shit for $$
     
  7. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    :rofl: @ umoron
     
  8. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    Fucking hell this guy is a fucking idiot.
     
  9. SenenCito

    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    agreed too and im speaking from a nonpro perspective..too much damn things to learn, and it sucks to lose jobs thanks to idiots with the crapiest gears seriously undercutting


    oh yeah and to add something

     
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    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    you gonna make 6 figures as a pro photographer?
     
  11. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    green box ftw
     
  12. eighteen_psi

    eighteen_psi Active Member

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    DLSR since 2000 crew sign in :eek4:
    Oh, and :gives:
     
  13. Chrissy

    Chrissy dnb doll

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    a fellow acquaintance of mine agrees wholeheartedly...see tattoo:hs:
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  14. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Can you Calculate 2-5k a wedding every weekend for me?
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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  16. Harry V. Gina

    Harry V. Gina How did your family do in Katrina?

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    Some do. Not the "joe pro photographer" types but the ones who find a niche and become very, very good at one or two kinds of work. Of course having good business acumen also plays a big role in their success.
     
  17. mojito

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    just gotta charge 10k a wedding, get booked every week of the year, outsource everything to pictage, offer slideshows at wedding receptions that advertise your services while incorporating the pics of the ceremony and you're set.
     
  18. :rofl: at you guys advertising that wedding = photography money maker

    It's alot more work than just showing up with a slr. And thanks to the morons spreading the word about wedding photography it is getting more and more popular. I've been knocked down at least 9 times due to the fact that the bride "found a cheaper photographer"

    I mean hell....

    I don't charge a whole shit load, so someone's gotta be seriously undercutting....... Probably one of these guys with the rebels and d50's :squint:
     
  19. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    :werd:

    thats why you price yourself higher and appeal to people with taste. I found out all David Jay's secrets, I'm good to go now :o
     

  20. Yea redneck weddings FTL, but I would rather spend a dead weekend making 800 than nothing at all :wtc:
     
  21. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    dude went from 1000 to 3500 to 5k to 10k in less than 3 years, and is booked every week for atleast 1 shoot. he's got mad skillz. shot my old roomates wedding last summer
     
  22. BLKDVLGSX

    BLKDVLGSX OT Supporter

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    so if someone has used a film SLR for the past 10 years and buys a digital SLR tomorrow, they don't know anything about photography?

    poor attempt at trolling, troll
     
  23. I can process my own film in a darkroom.. can I be a pro! Please!! :x:
     
  24. SenenCito

    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    this reminds me of a wedding

    Quite some time ago I was in one of my best friends wedding, only bought the camera with me to take a couple of shots, then I met the wedding photographer..there he is with a d70, Kit lens and nothing else, no lights no external flash nothing, as soon as he sees me taking pictures with my equally shitty D70 plus SB800 and da 85 he gets in a hissy and basically says my flash is disturbing his pictures and asks that I not take any pictures.
     
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    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    Ive been actually told this before..always set a high price, give some serious quote and forget about dealing well with people, be as firm as I can, I am aiming at that now
     

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