A&P Post your photography gripes here

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    If it's one thing I can't stand it is the current trendy use of an EXTREMELY shallow DOF and people blurring out 98 % of the photo. My personal preference is that of clear, focused, and sharp, through most of the photo. Shallow DOF is completely overdone and used up - to the point it is annoying. To me I rate it's annoyance up there with people who STILL say "I'm Rick James BITCH". In small amounts, it can be tasteful and add to a photo, much like HDR. Just like HDR though, it's becomes way overdone and taken to such an extreme it is worthless.

    2nd grip. WHY OH WHY did I lose ALL of my B&W film photography work? Prints, negatives, and even slides are just gone. I had binders of the stuff. Moving each year and years of college and one hellacious break up means a lot of stuff I used to have I can't find. Sadly, that's what I miss most.

    /rant. What is your main photography grip (s) ?
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Shallow DOF is ok if not over done.
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    everything is subjective
     
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    frick yes dead on...

    I hate babies that complain about retarded crap like this. WHO FREAKING CARES! It in no way affects you!
     
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    I'm Rick James BITCH!
     
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    W.Shatner New Member

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    Trend? It's called photography. Get over it. No way does this fall along the same lines as the over use of HDR. DOF used to isolate your subject matter should that be your shot is just using one aspect of the trade. Not as if you would shoot landscape wide open it's a tool and Sir so are you for making such a ridiculous statement.



    I'm Rick James Bitch.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I hate that Tamron focal length rings turn opposite of canon's.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    damnit I was gonna say that :squint:
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    I hate that everything good is so expensive.
     
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    I thought Canon's focal length ring turned the opposite way of every other manufacturer that's out there, so it's not Tamron.
     
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    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    shallow dof ftw, 85mm f1.4
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    hahaha...whatever.
     
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    not having a 3rd arm/hand when changing lenses in a hurry.
     
  14. Sympathy

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    I hate the fact that no one gives sony A-series users any respect.
    When someone pulls out a sony dslr to shoot with, they get smirks and chuckles. No respect on flickr, picasa, and definitely no respect on OTAP. :wtc:
     
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    how poorly digital handles highlights, and how quickly digital cameras are replaced every year.
     
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    Are you on Sony?
     
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    How every Sony user wants respect when everyone knows they are not even close to being on the same level as Nikon or even Canon.
     
  18. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    Correct, my comment is geared towards those who seem to overboard with it.
    Correct, which is why I said post YOUR photography gripes.
    It does affect me on a deep dark and dirty level of which you have no idea. :eek3:
    :squint: for those with the Rick James comments. It's a trend, plain and simple, and like I said, it's something I feel is abused and overused. That's the whole point, to explain what you see all the time in photography these days and why you don't like it. Just like people taking pictures of their civic are a dime a dozen, so goes the plethora of pics with EXTREMELY shallow DOF. All the time.

    While I wouldn't own a Sony simply because they are not as established in the DSLR market YET I might own one in the future.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I think everyone knows what I dislike!
     
  20. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    what's that? When are you going to man up and trade in that Tacoma on a real truck?
     
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    spahndirge Scumbag Member

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    I'd call myself an amateur photographer, just doing it as a hobby. If I tell someone I like photography, they immediately tell me they love it too and then proceed to show me their auto P&S and expect me to go "ohh, cool!, that's a really good camera!"
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    that's more in the spirit I was looking for when I created this thread.

    I hear the same thing when people find out I'm an IT guy. They immediately launch into "So my computer is doing this weird thing every time I ...."
     
  23. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Ya, that's exactly my gripe with photography! :ugh:
     
  24. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    :rolleyes: I saw that in your user text and was going to poke fun, as I just traded my Tacoma in on a Ram.
     
  25. GlobeGuy

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    LOL, at least their question is not completely out of the ballpark since you told them you are an IT guy. I tell people I'm a software developer and they ask me questions about their laptop and shit. I'm like "Uh... I make SDKs/APIs and shit, not research laptops..."
     

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