Cozmocha wrote in post #13271677
Many do not care in any way about the quality of a photograph. It's all about the moment.
Yes, it's hard for photographers to understand this but it's the truth.
That's the story I stick to. Realize that most people are of the mindset that a camera is a toy and the technical stuff about photography is just too hard for them. Those same people will use the fallback excuse of "it's just my ****ty phone camera" when they post some out of focus, out of alignment crap shot on the Internet. Okay, so some of us may be somewhat anal retentive about pics, but in my opinion people should spend the 5 minutes it takes to learn how to take a picture that is somewhat appealing.
Which brings me to where I'll derail the train a little bit. A few months ago, I ranted and raved on here about my local county fair. If you missed it, you can search for it but basically I had a case of butthurt over getting beat by crap shots. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, a local photography club started up and I decided to attend a meeting and will be going some more. The subject of my ranting and raving was at that meeting and they gave me a good laugh when they stated "I just turn the dial and take pictures and use the one I like the best" when the discussion turned to technical photography stuff. Yeah, that was good for a laugh or three, especially looking at their camera that costs probably double what my setup did.
As the meeting dragged on, I learned that most of the attendees are pretty much in the dark at this point about how to use their cameras. There are a lot of people out there that are in the same boat. It's my opinion that if we ever find ourselves in the position to help someone learn a little more about photography, we should do it. Most of us here came here to learn more about our hobby or profession and we should share our love and knowledge with others.
Now back to your regularly scheduled heckling of a crap football shot