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Are photographers condescending?

 
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Sep 24, 2010 16:09 |  #31

gonzogolf wrote in post #10972059 (external link)
Remember the old saying. 1 in 10 people is an A**hole, if you are in a group and you cant pick him out, it might be you...

Wow, I'm not quite sure how to take that.... :)


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Sep 24, 2010 16:12 as a reply to  @ HPADON's post |  #32

Well, I've enjoyed the conversation guys! Gotta head to the hacienda for the day. Have a great weekend.


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Sep 24, 2010 16:14 |  #33

HPADON wrote in post #10972070 (external link)
Wow, I'm not quite sure how to take that.... :)

Just a joke.




  
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Sep 24, 2010 16:15 |  #34

gonzogolf wrote in post #10972091 (external link)
Just a joke.

I know.

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Sep 24, 2010 16:24 |  #35

I think this is a common problem found on any forum.
Lack of face to face conversation leeds some to be a little bolder in their opinions.
Generally speaking it can be difficult to tell a persons intent in these short posts. Subtle hints to humor and other expressions are almost totally lost.
This is why we have the emocons (sp?) :cool:


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Sep 24, 2010 16:38 as a reply to  @ Jimconnerphoto's post |  #36

You can say anything you want, as long as you follow it with an emoticon.

What is that, a point-and-poop camera? ;-)a

See. Everything is better with emoticons.

Seriously though, it's so hard to judge someone's tone when you can't hear their voice. We put our own inner dialog to the text and probably interpret it wrong most situations. Sometimes it starts an argument.

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Sep 24, 2010 16:45 as a reply to  @ John the Geek's post |  #37

I'll be the first to admit, I'm very condescending. :rolleyes:


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Sep 24, 2010 17:12 as a reply to  @ post 10972350 |  #38

Don't have time to quibble over something like this......

I have some important photographs to take.....

No :cool: ;) :rolleyes: :mad: 's


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Sep 25, 2010 01:20 |  #39

cnhoffma wrote in post #10970866 (external link)
I know that this forum is filled with many talented professionals and amateurs who shooting a greatly varying selection of subjects and styles. It would seem nearly impossible to find a common trait among so many different people. However, there is one thing that has bothered me. On this forum and IRL, I've met several different photographers and I have noticed one generalization. Far too often, photographers have a condescending attitude, whether it's to a layman or to a fellow photographer. I'm probably guilty of this too, but I'm trying to be aware about it. I've realized that if I want to succeed I need to sell myself as well as my work.

I'm just wondering, has anyone else noticed this about other photographers? Are there any other common or general traits that you've noticed about photographers? Do you think some photographers are giving other photographers a bad name? Let me know your thoughts.

well, if you are just a photographer, you probably have an inferiority complex and carry a chip on your shoulder. some of these photographers compensate by putting on airs.  :p




  
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Sep 25, 2010 03:40 |  #40

GIDT :)

It's hard to genuinely be nice to someone or offer help in the nicest way you can without meeting with someone face to face. Text is the worst medium to convey just about anything except clear cut, down to the point, emotionless messages.


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Sep 25, 2010 06:34 |  #41

There are two things I can't tolerate:

People who are intolerant of other people's opinions--and Nikon shooters.

(BTW--I stole that paraphrase from a movie. Bonus points if you can guess which one.)

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Gear heads are condescending, photographers are not


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Sep 25, 2010 08:08 |  #42

gonzogolf wrote in post #10972059 (external link)
Remember the old saying. 1 in 10 people is an A**hole, if you are in a group and you cant pick him out, it might be you...

***the old coot starts looking around and counting people*** 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9...aw crap.


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Sep 25, 2010 08:20 |  #43

Photographers are fine, upstanding members of the community - often quite jolly and good natured..


its the artists you have to watch out for ;)

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Sep 25, 2010 09:06 |  #44

MrWho wrote in post #10974771 (external link)
GIDT :)

It's hard to genuinely be nice to someone or offer help in the nicest way you can without meeting with someone face to face. Text is the worst medium to convey just about anything except clear cut, down to the point, emotionless messages.

You do have to be careful with it. Most of my conversations are via SMS and the delete button is the most heavily used.


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Sep 25, 2010 10:49 as a reply to  @ cdifoto's post |  #45

I think the helpfulness or rudeness of most photographers (or people in general) is not noteworthy enough to leave a lasting impression. They are polite, they give a sufficient answer to the question, and then they go on their way. It's the people at either extreme that stick out. The extremely rude, condescending people leave a lasting negative impression and the extremely helpful people leave a lasting positive impression. I think it's probably human nature to take more note of the negative - isn't that why we have such sensationalist stories on the news?


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