Are we a bit misdirected?

Started Jul 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Moti Veteran Member • Posts: 8,296
Re: Correct

tt321 wrote:

Because of the emphasis of the forum, "90% of the dreck" posted to it is not meant to be photographic art, but to help illustrate something about some gear. For that purpose, this photo above has no value, unless accompanied with appropriate EXIF data or technical descriptions.

For the purpose of bringing a smile to the reader's face, of course this photo wins against a lot of what's posted here. But that's like saying that even the worst team in the World Cup finals can play better soccer than the best American Football team.

A bigger issue is that there are periodic and quite frequent lectures in this gear-centric forum to the effect that gear is unimportant and why don't we all go out and spend time to improve our photography. This is wholly inappropriate as there are multiple forums on DPR with names ending in the word 'photography'. In my opinion these lecturers should be shown the door swiftly if they have not found it.

This is a forum about gear, that the gear has a nominal purpose is recognized but that purpose should not outweigh interest in the gear itself. The gear may well be unimportant in the entire effort towards that overall purpose, but we should be allowed to concentrate on the gear locally, and leave the overall purpose, or at least denigrations about interests in gear, to be discussed at more appropriate venues.

Aren't we a bit hypocrite? You of all people, you try to tell others what to do while at the same time, you take advantage of this "tech" forum in order to promote your private photography.

just look at your signature. If you really believe that this is a gear forum and there is no place for photos that do not belong here in any form, embedded or linked. So please, show us a personal example, take off the link to your private photos and replace it by your gear list. If you do not do it, then just shut up and stop telling others what to do.


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