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What is someone called who? (gear vs. photography)

 
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Nov 19, 2012 16:38 |  #16

The proper word for someone who has loads of camera equipment but doesn't take photos is Atgani.


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Nov 19, 2012 16:44 |  #17

Photographimihanophile​.




  
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Nov 19, 2012 19:09 |  #18

I often get distracted by shiny metal objects, I work with guys that get distracted by shiny metal objects,
we call ourselves ordinary average guys.

Do you think it is more of a criticism of me because I love cameras and equipment and appreciate quality in manufacturing and in performance or a statement about the photographers that think there is something wrong with my owning good gear but not being an overly active photographer?


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Nov 19, 2012 19:48 |  #19

I think the only negative would be someone who things owning nice things will make them better.

I like nice things and I'm all into gear, but I don't think they will make me better. And when I do I'm sorely disappointed. There is no high to chase...


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Nov 20, 2012 00:15 |  #20

klimraamkosie wrote in post #15264764 (external link)
Who's arguing?

I'm just looking for the word.

...the problem is I doubt you will find any photographer who identifies with the label "valuing gear above taking photos." Gearhead doesn't fit: because plenty of gearheads love taking photos more than playing with gear. The word you are looking for would be inherently insulting: is that the sort of word you were looking for?


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Nov 20, 2012 00:22 |  #21

I like taking photos more than the gear, but I like the gear better than the photos I take. I am not a very good photographer.


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Nov 20, 2012 05:25 |  #22

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Someone who values gear above taking photos.

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Nov 20, 2012 06:11 |  #23

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I'd go with Fauxtographer.

I like this one. It applies to what I used to call "posers".


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Nov 20, 2012 07:32 |  #24

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Nov 20, 2012 07:49 as a reply to  @ ChunkyDA's post |  #25

In my house, it's referred to as "my wife's husband", or "Dad".....


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Nov 20, 2012 12:30 |  #26

banquetbear wrote in post #15266750 (external link)
...the problem is I doubt you will find any photographer who identifies with the label "valuing gear above taking photos." Gearhead doesn't fit: because plenty of gearheads love taking photos more than playing with gear. The word you are looking for would be inherently insulting: is that the sort of word you were looking for?

No not really.

I guess it's the artsy person vs. technical person. I'm looking for a word for the technical person. Not that they don't know how to take photos but they're interested in the tech as well as the photography.


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Nov 20, 2012 12:31 |  #27

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I like taking photos more than the gear, but I like the gear better than the photos I take. I am not a very good photographer.

Haha, love this. I would probably put myself into this camp as well.


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Nov 20, 2012 12:35 |  #28

In cycling we generally call them Freds. So maybe in photography we should call them Barneys.


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Nov 20, 2012 13:16 |  #29

in cars we call them Ricers.


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Nov 20, 2012 13:18 |  #30

James P wrote in post #15267318 (external link)
I like this one. It applies to what I used to call "posers".

but im not so sure that poser fits here. A poser is more of represents themselves as something that they are not. So if they love the gear thats fine as long as they dont go around calling themselves a photographer.


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