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t.c. marino
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Re: Rockwell's Target Audience
In reply to skanter, 11 months ago

skanter wrote:

howardroark wrote:.

I get your point and its a good one, but I'm going to present a counterargument anyway. What about someone who enjoys the technical aspect more than the artistic? What if someone wants to take really crappy shots, thinks they look awesome, and then print them at a huge size while retaining all that awesomely crappy detail? Does one have to be a great artist in order to enjoy photography or expensive equipment? Knowing how to use that expensive equipment is necessary to make the money worth spending, but I don't think a lack of the all powerful "eye" should make people enjoy the process any less (you know, "you really have a great eye" people say about photographers that can compose a shot, nevermind all the technical stuff that goes into expressing that "eye").

People certainly have a right spend large sums of money on equipment and use it however they want. But I find it inappropriate for people with little understanding of the creative aspects of photography to buy expensive, top flight equipment. Some people buy gear and just keep testing it, without taking any real photos. What's the point? Just collecting high-tech toys? One needn't be a "great artist" to start learning about the principles of composition, and what makes a good photograph.

IMO people should "earn" the quality of equipment they use by putting in the time and effort needed to achieve some level of skill and understanding.

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Sam K., NYC

i hear you,i understand what you're saying.i'm seeing this more and more.i do a lot of paid gigs,i shoot nikon,my esteemed colleague and best friend shoots canon we get along GREAT.on my most recent outdoor shoot a young lady with a canon 7d/70-200 2.8 v2 combo shooting next to me was having all kinds of problems and simply could not get her exposures right..."my camera is not working right"..the exposures are all wrong.."can you help me"..i dont know what i'm doing wrong.OK..took a peek at her 7d..and quickly noticed her iso was dialed all the way up to iso 3200..on a bright sunny day,took a peek at the viewfinder info and saw she's at 1/8000 ss f22 in "p" mode..OK..dialed iso way down to 100,exposure set to manual,ss at 1/500- 1/640 set aperture to f4.0,took  multiple shots..and VOILA..perfect exposures and crystal clear sharp images.gave her a crash course on proper camera technique and the basics on exposure/metering/iso etc.etc. she listened and DID  capture some very nice images..i found out later that she did some interior work several nights ago and had the iso up to 3200..and forgot..dont get me started on the "average joes" we see all the times with their super duper nikon d4's and canon 1DX's blasting away at 10fps/12 fps..simply because they can

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