Just a Pity what our craft has become........

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Just a Pity what our craft has become........
Mar 5, 2013

The setting;  A large competitive gymnastics meet

I walk into the stands and literally see a gentleman with a rather ancient looking cell phone mounted to (of all things) a MONOPOD!  I was so flaberghasted that I had to take his picture.  I talked to him for a few minutes and he spoke about how the monopod helped him take steady video (which I understand) but geez, really!!!?

When I look around the stands at sporting events these days, literally 80% of the people are shooting or video'ing with a tablet, a cell phone, or a similar gizmo that was not really optimally designed to record imagery.  Comvenience and the immediacy of sharing, has far and away outprioritized QUALITY.  I see Mom's gasping with joy at pics that are way out of focus, grainy, over/underexposed, with apendages cropped out of the picture.

I really put this group of enthusiast's on this forum in the picky 1/1000th of 1% of photographers.  It really is pretty sad what most of society has come to value in the form of a recorded image.

Cell phone on a monopod......REALLY!!?

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