Misinformation about m4/3

Started Feb 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Misinformation about m4/3

Martin.au wrote:

Alan Lai wrote:

Martin.au wrote:

Alan Lai wrote:

Martin.au wrote:

"Those who can't do, teach." perhaps?

I hope you realize that teaching requires more than just "do", but able to "explain" clearly to people who are not familiar with the field.

The problem presented here? Too many people claim they are photographers, but in the end, they aren't photographer in any way. Similar to the thinking that you own pro gear you are a pro, you

read forums and you are an expert.

Wow. I didn't realise so many people would be unfamiliar with that phrase.

No, it's not supposed to apply to every teacher. I know there are a hell of a lot of really great teachers out there, with exceptional skills.

On the other hand, there are also "teachers" out there who are happy to "educate" about things they don't understand. Case in point. That is the type of person the phrase is used to refer to.

Dunno what the rest of your post is about. Perhaps you could draw up some guidelines so we can distinguish between these "photographers" and people who "aren't photographer in any way".

The meaning for that phrases is indeed "People who are able to do something well can do that thing for a living, while people who are not able to do anything that well make a living by teaching." I understand it pretty correctly. So what's the "unfamiliar with that phrase" about?

You surely don't think it applies to all teachers? I don't, as you can identify by the question mark at the end of my original post, thereby identifying, in my opinion, the situation described as an example of the phrase.

For the rest of your post, I think you know those guidelines very well so there's no need for me to draw up any.

Well, apparently not. After all, there are apparently people here who are calling themselves pro, because they own pro gear, and calling themselves photographers, even though they "aren't photographer in any way". Would you like to give us some examples, or some way of determining which is which?

The fundamental problem with that oft-quoted and oft-misused sentence is the assumption that one has to be able to do something to make a living in order to qualify as a teacher of said activity. Nothing could be further from the truth. Which coaches of Olympic winning athletes have themselves won Olympics? Teachers must be good at teaching because that's what they do, the thing they teach is not necessarily what they do.

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