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

 
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Nov 20, 2012 13:19 |  #31

gonzogolf wrote in post #15264854 (external link)
I used the term usually mentioned "gearheads."

I agree, it works for me.


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Nov 20, 2012 13:25 |  #32

Ha, yesterday, a guy in my office, who owns a T2i; told me that he wants a Nikon from black friday deals. I said "Okay"... He proceeded to explain how horrible Canon colors are, and Nikon is just incredible for the reds. Then he procceded to explain about DxO ratings and how Nikon has high ratings. I just kept saying "okay, okay, okay". Gosh....


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Nov 20, 2012 17:15 |  #33

klimraamkosie wrote in post #15268465 (external link)
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.

...yeah, yes really. Its possible to be a technical person and love taking photos more than the gear. You didn't ask for the name of a "technical person." You asked for the name of someone who values gear above taking photos. Can you show any examples of anyone who self-identifies as such? The answer you are looking for is inherently insulting as you can see from the answers that people are giving you.


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Nov 20, 2012 17:34 |  #34

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...yeah, yes really. Its possible to be a technical person and love taking photos more than the gear. You didn't ask for the name of a "technical person." You asked for the name of someone who values gear above taking photos. Can you show any examples of anyone who self-identifies as such? The answer you are looking for is inherently insulting as you can see from the answers that people are giving you.

That's your take. There are many people who love their cars more than racing their cars. But that could be an art form.

And yes I did ask for the colloquial name of a technical person. Just not at first. I restated what I meant. Is that not allowed?


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Nov 20, 2012 17:41 |  #35

klimraamkosie wrote in post #15269577 (external link)
That's your take. There are many people who love their cars more than racing their cars. But that could be an art form.

But we aren't talking about cars: we are talking about photographers. Where are these photographers who self identify that they love gear more than taking photos?

And yes I did ask for the colloquial name of a technical person. Just not at first. I restated what I meant. Is that not allowed?

...just reread the thread and you haven't retracted your initial request. Do you want to retract it now?


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Nov 20, 2012 19:20 |  #36

banquetbear wrote in post #15269611 (external link)
But we aren't talking about cars: we are talking about photographers. Where are these photographers who self identify that they love gear more than taking photos?

I know we aren't talking about cars. Did I say we weren't or did I give an analogy to strengthen my point? I think the latter. Please reread it if you didn't understand the first time with this understanding.

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...just reread the thread and you haven't retracted your initial request. Do you want to retract it now?

And I'm not going to either. It stands. Reread the initial post (which I haven't edited) again. Not just the first sentence. Also read what I said later, it does soften the context for people who choose to be offended. I'm sorry that didn't work for you.

If you don't see my real intent at this point I don't think you will.


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Nov 20, 2012 19:36 |  #37

wow. Is there a name for people that like to post without adding anything to the discussion more than they like taking pictures?

I stand by my original opinion, some of us are just drawn to shiny metal objects and appreciate the function and form of good design, we call ourselves ordinary average guys.

I don't feel particularly artsy craftsy until I have been photoshopping the same image for 5 minutes or so, almost never when I am out shooting. I like being able to efficiently record images of good quality, but I don't roll around on the ground or hang off a branch to get just the right angle. I don't have any derogatory words for those that do, I hope they don't think less of me because I have a red ring on my lens and don't.


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Nov 20, 2012 19:41 |  #38

klimraamkosie wrote in post #15270012 (external link)
I know we aren't talking about cars. Did I say we weren't or did I give an analogy to strengthen my point? I think the latter. Please reread it if you didn't understand the first time with this understanding.

...but the analogy doesn't work unless you can produce photographers who value gear over photography. I ask again: where are these photographers? You can't just say "oh look over there car people!" Its your assertion, can you back it up?

And I'm not going to either. It stands. Reread the initial post (which I haven't edited) again. Not just the first sentence. Also read what I said later, it does soften the context for people who choose to be offended. I'm sorry that didn't work for you.

If you don't see my real intent at this point I don't think you will.

All you've done is provided a sounding board for people to throw insults at people who happen to be "gearheads." So far we've had "posers" and "Atgani" and "Fauxtographer" and "Ricers." Last I heard being called a poser was an insult. As I asked before: the word you are looking for would be would be inherently insulting: is that the sort of word you were looking for?


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Nov 20, 2012 19:50 |  #39

klimraamkosie wrote in post #15264502 (external link)
Someone who values gear above taking photos.

I love gear myself. So maybe not that that extreme.

And please leave the "idiot" or "noobies" comments behind. Is there any actual word?

The love of cameras is camerotica.




  
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Nov 20, 2012 20:35 |  #40

i like that. If you use a strap is that practicing safe camera?


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Nov 20, 2012 20:48 |  #41

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i like that. If you use a strap is that practicing safe camera?

No..that's P, S&M. :lol:


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Nov 20, 2012 22:54 |  #42

I thought that's exactly what a "gearhead" is. Roughly speaking, someone who appreciates photographic equipment for what it is and how it is constructed and how it performs and who is often a bit obsessed with gear, sometimes to the point of spending a bit much money on it. And this bit is important....being a gearhead is IRRESPECTIVE of photographic ability.

Have I got that about right?




  
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Nov 20, 2012 22:58 |  #43

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I thought that's exactly what a "gearhead" is. Roughly speaking, someone who appreciates photographic equipment for what it is and how it is constructed and how it performs and who is often a bit obsessed with gear, sometimes to the point of spending a bit much money on it. And this bit is important....being a gearhead is IRRESPECTIVE of photographic ability.

Have I got that about right?

Just about.


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Nov 20, 2012 22:58 |  #44

How about "gear-tog" or "gear-tographer"


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Nov 20, 2012 23:01 |  #45

Crap......what I forgot to put in my post above is that I have seen the term gearhead millions of times on here and other places and it seems to describe pretty much exactly what the OP was talking about.




  
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