Is everyone here a professional now

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
brianj
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Re: What happened to fun?
In reply to MoreorLess, Jun 3, 2013

MoreorLess wrote:

brianj wrote:

MoreorLess wrote:

brianj wrote:

..and whats wrong with others taking the view that self improvement can be fun?

Nothing, I was talking about myself.

Of course not everyone has to take photography seriously but questioning someone who looks to challenge themselves with their hobby seems like the politics of the schoolyard.

I'm questioning the statement that 'serious photography can only be done with a DSLR', not that it shouldn't be done.

Personally what I like about photography is that its one of the few areas of popular culture where personal improvement and creativity is still an important element, elsewhere big business seems to want lazy comsumers.

I agree.

Brian

But your not just reffering to yourself, your comments at the start of this thread were spefically addressed at others.

In the OP I was talking about people saying on the forums 'but when I am on a serious shoot' I take out the DSLR, I never mentioned self improvement.

Well wouldn't someone taking something more seriously be more likely to be focusing on self improvement? a DSLR may not of course be needed to that but it does clearly offer features that other cameras do not, especially when compared to compacts.

Not necessarily, most of the people I encounter on here are new novices asking which DSLR should they buy.

I sell some of my work on a small scale but its still definitely a hobby as well and there are clearly situations where I'll leave my DSLR at home because I'm only interested in recording events for PC viewing, not for printing in the highest quality.

Fair enough.

Its getting annoying how much often get this kind of passive aggressive posting here, especially when it comes to DSLRs.

It also gets annoying when people start arguing and accusing about things that were not in the OP.

Brian

It wasn't in your original argument but the way this thread has gone seems to happen time after time. Someone posts questioning someone elses need for a piece of equipment(most often a DSLR) then when their opinion is challenged they shift the argument trying to play themselves off as the victim bringing up their own needs.

Yes, but I would never do that.

Brian

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