Conspicuous Consumption

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OP lbuclk= Veteran Member • Posts: 4,254
I noticed you don't get too much sleep.

a7sastro wrote:

lbuclk= wrote:

I was looking at another wedding photographer's web site and in the FAQ section was a short paragraph on "what kind camera do you use". the photographer explained his/her gear. in all my years of wedding shoots, I've never had that question asked.

I've never asked my dentist what kind of drill he uses or a chef, what brand pf knife he used. I was wondering how many others have been asked about their equipment?

Yes, DPR etc. sometimes makes techgear nerds think it is all about the tools and not the artist.

But there needn't be a binary either/or on the matter.

You raise the point that you don't ask your dentist/chef about the gear, but there are so many contras....

I notice all the time the type of plane I get on as a passenger.

I notice the type of car a chauffeur picks me up in...

I notice/ask the build year of the CT scanner I'm about to be subjected to.....

I would want to know the gear that was being used to shoot an event I paid for....

And I bet a foody might ask a Chef what his supplier/source of food____ would be.....

I also notice the brand of wine the waiter brings out to the table.....

I also notice the tools and the condition they are in (treatment) ,owned by any general contractor that comes on my property for work.....

You may 'live' in a the world that you don't care about details and additional information that may given insight into the collective whole of YOUR decision-making,

but you projecting this mindset onto everyone else as if it is the only correct way of thinking demonstrates you don't have a grasp on a set of the market of potential clients.

...Maybe you haven't been asked because you have self-filtered this group of clients out of your potentials. As long as you are getting work, then be happy....

But as others suggested some may be wisely offering this additional communication as a way to appeal to potential clients that will pay attention to such details.....

And for you to judge their intentions without knowledge is also another presumptuous matter in addition to your projection of your mindset as the only correct one...

Hopefully your work product backs up your ego, because you haven't advertised well on this thread..........

I don't care what someone is working with, If it gets the job done so be it.  some people want to be seen with certain gear/people/cars etc. one assignment I shot a multi millionaire who had a hobby of taking photos of himself with VIP's like politicians, movie stars, porn stars. his favorite camera was a small pocket camera .  I didn't feel the need to ask the doctor what kind of equipment he was using when I had a kidney removed in 2017 . It all boils down to the individual,  focus on the outcome.

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