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Is photography not cool?

 
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Dec 15, 2013 19:28 |  #1

My boss gives me grief about enjoying photography because he thinks its 'gay', I have friends who think its a bit of a 'wanky' hobby and I have met people who have a impression that photographers are...well how do I put it...douche bags...

Anyone else have these types of experiances?? Why is photography not considered cool? Basically its gotten to the point where I almost keep it a secret....




  
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Dec 15, 2013 19:33 |  #2

People are entitled to their opinions, but doesn't make them right.


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Dec 15, 2013 19:39 |  #3

s.l.k wrote in post #16530192 (external link)
People are entitled to their opinions, but doesn't make them right.

What makes them have these opinions though? Is it something photographers bring on themselves?

I dont understand why its not 'cool', some of the most incredible pictures people admire every day life, whether it be in magazines, docos, advertising, sport or art are all due to photographers. Yet when you say you are into photography its almost like telling someone you are into classical music and knitting quilts...

Is photography seen as pretenious perhaps?




  
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Dec 15, 2013 19:39 |  #4

1. Your boss is an idiot.

2. If you enjoy something, who cares what other people think.

3. I've never from anyone heard that kind of sentiment. And if I did, I'd probably just laugh.

4. Photography is not cool. It is AWESOME!

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Dec 15, 2013 19:46 |  #5

Find out what the boss likes and tell him you've taken it up. Should help quiet him down. Keep taking pictures.




  
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Dec 15, 2013 19:48 |  #6

Take his picture. That'll show him.


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Dec 15, 2013 19:49 |  #7

:DWhat's wrong with knitting quilts?


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Dec 15, 2013 19:52 |  #8

Never had anyone ever say that to me about my photography...your boss is a douche bag




  
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Dec 15, 2013 19:55 |  #9

Somebloke wrote in post #16530184 (external link)
My boss gives me grief about enjoying photography because he thinks its 'gay', I have friends who think its a bit of a 'wanky' hobby and I have met people who have a impression that photographers are...well how do I put it...douche bags...

Anyone else have these types of experiances?? Why is photography not considered cool? Basically its gotten to the point where I almost keep it a secret....

You should express your condolences on their male inadequacies. :cool:


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Dec 15, 2013 19:59 |  #10

All of those comments are truly moronic.

I took up photography 45 years ago and haven't had one person say any of those things to me.


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Dec 15, 2013 20:04 |  #11

hang your cross wrote in post #16530221 (external link)
Take his picture. That'll show him.

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That might just do it.


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Dec 15, 2013 20:09 |  #12

Somebloke wrote in post #16530204 (external link)
What makes them have these opinions though? Is it something photographers bring on themselves?

I dont understand why its not 'cool', some of the most incredible pictures people admire every day life, whether it be in magazines, docos, advertising, sport or art are all due to photographers. Yet when you say you are into photography its almost like telling someone you are into classical music and knitting quilts...

Is photography seen as pretenious perhaps?

Jealousy? All they are capable of is taking snapshots with a Kodak?

Guys who have such a limited world view aren't really worth wasting time worrying about. Is it somehow more manly to waste your money and life with your head stuck under a car?

Or collecting baseball cards? That's creative.

Playing golf? Rough and tumble sport (I play, by the way, as do a lot of current and former pro athletes).

If you let others dictate what you do, you will never do anything that interests you.


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Dec 15, 2013 20:12 |  #13

Somebloke wrote in post #16530204 (external link)
What makes them have these opinions though? Is it something photographers bring on themselves?

I dont understand why its not 'cool', some of the most incredible pictures people admire every day life, whether it be in magazines, docos, advertising, sport or art are all due to photographers. Yet when you say you are into photography its almost like telling someone you are into classical music and knitting quilts...

Is photography seen as pretenious perhaps?

1. Some people get their jollies by dragging others down. People without talents in any particular field are most prone to doing this. To your boss calling something "gay" is probably the worst insult he can think of...so he obviously has a limited vocabulary as well as having little talent in other directions.

2. Some people are far too sensitive to what others think. You seem to have met a lot of people who run photography down...maybe you need to start moving in a different circle of people...people with more discernment perhaps!

3. I have to say, without wanting to be too critical, that you run the risk of falling into the same category as your boss by looking down on those who are into classical music and knitting quilts. While I have not so far engaged in the latter, I very much enjoyed listening to classical music while racing my schooner around the world via Cape Horn on my own...not a project for the faint-of-heart as you might imagine.

You should hold on to the thought that there are a lot of pretentious fools out there whose idea of a good time is rabbiting on about what they might do while running others down for what they actually do. They are worth a smile before you move on!


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Dec 15, 2013 20:12 as a reply to  @ Preeb's post |  #14

Nope....its most definitely not. Lets be honest here.

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Dec 15, 2013 20:14 |  #15

cbkoontz wrote in post #16530258 (external link)
Nope....its most definitely not. Lets be honest here.

:D

Hehe...I'll go with that!:D:cool:


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