elrey2375 wrote in post #15966703
It's not a high horse, it's called being a human being. Instead of laughing at someone else, why not just offer help? That's being on your high horse? Also, we get at least two of these threads a week where people recount how they laughed or snickered at someone else with less-than-capable equipment in a tough situation. It gets old. We get it, these morons had the little phone cameras, hilarious. You want us all to come in here and slap you on the back and agree with you, 'what a bunch of idiots these parents were.' And when someone doesn't, they're on their high horse. I'm sad for this world if we've come to the point where being nice and offering help is somehow in the wrong
I totally agree. The sneering derision aimed at mobile phone camera/cheap camera users on photography forums is so tediously predictable. While I find the sea of blue screens at concerts mildly annoying, let them have their video or photos if that's what they want. They're not trying to capture pin sharp footage, they're just trying to capture the moment, because it means something to them.
I was at a concert last year, and the woman next to me was struggling to get her compact camera set up before the band came on, so I turned to her and explained that I could help her, so she passed her camera to me, and I set up the shutter speed, ISO and aperture for her to get the best possible shots, and quickly explained how to adjust them. Why sneer when you can just be kind?