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Jul 22, 2008 03:10 |  #5491

OK, I'll bite. What are RRTP and TPBM?


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Jul 22, 2008 03:24 |  #5492

gkuenning wrote in post #5959315 (external link)
OK, I'll bite. What are RRTP and TPBM?

The two big chat threads. Look at the top of the General Chat section. They're always somewhere near the top. RRTP (the original title was Red Ringed Tupperware Party) is currently in it's 11th incarnation. TPBM (a chat spin-off of "The Photo Below Me" thread in the Competitions sub-forum) is in it's 12th incarnation.


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Jul 24, 2008 18:38 |  #5493

Alright, well, a few people have had comments like this, so I will just post a few of mine:

I was at my church, shooting VBS (Vacation Bible School), getting pictures for the church site. Anyway... A lady comes up to me with her XTi and asks how to turn off the timer... So I do it for her, and as I am handing it back I notice she is on green box mode. I know most people with the XTi use green box mode, but it was still pretty sad\funny... >.<


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Jul 24, 2008 21:26 |  #5494

I finally got the "your camera takes great pictures!" today. I could only cringe and smile and walk away.




  
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Jul 25, 2008 02:29 |  #5495

I was sad today. I couldn't get any ridiculous comments because the girl I was with knew about photographer, and has a bigger camera to boot =(


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Jul 25, 2008 02:51 as a reply to  @ post 5922146 |  #5496

got one 2 days back wich kinda made me shake my head.
me any by younger brother (who was carrying my tripod for me) were walkign back from a pier

soem guy walking along looks at us then sees my camera. kind of smirks and mutters very distinctly "look at that idiot, he thinks he's a photographer" and walked on

i was kind of speechless. stupidity hurts.
i know i look young for my age but is that any excuse why anybody, regardless of age, cant be interested and enjoy photography?

funny people these days


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Jul 25, 2008 06:40 |  #5497

Alexei TND wrote in post #5980870 (external link)
got one 2 days back wich kinda made me shake my head.
me any by younger brother (who was carrying my tripod for me) were walkign back from a pier

soem guy walking along looks at us then sees my camera. kind of smirks and mutters very distinctly "look at that idiot, he thinks he's a photographer" and walked on

i was kind of speechless. stupidity hurts.
i know i look young for my age but is that any excuse why anybody, regardless of age, cant be interested and enjoy photography?

funny people these days

At least he didn't call you a pervert ;)


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Jul 25, 2008 06:59 |  #5498

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At least he didn't call you a pervert ;)

point taken, if youre too young and have a camera larger than a credit card youre a wannabee or have rich parents
if youre old and have a camera arger than a credit card your a pedo, a perv or a terrorist

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Jul 25, 2008 07:42 |  #5499

Alexei TND wrote in post #5981459 (external link)
point taken, if youre too young and have a camera larger than a credit card youre a wannabee or have rich parents
if youre old and have a camera arger than a credit card your a pedo, a perv or a terrorist

society + 1

Yeah... It's the guys with the cameras that are SMALLER than a credit card that scare me!


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Jul 25, 2008 07:54 |  #5500

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Yeah... It's the guys with the cameras that are SMALLER than a credit card that scare me!


*hides watch camera ;D


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Jul 25, 2008 08:52 as a reply to  @ post 5958838 |  #5501

First let me say that I enjoy this thread immensely. Some great stuff in here.

I was walking in a local greenbelt park area with my 100-400 on my camera. As I walked two 40'ish ladies approached from the opposite direction. I noticed them looking at my camera ... as they got close to me I gave them a courteous "Hello" .... one of the gals pointed at my camera and asked "if I was compensating for something?" Not breaking my walking stride I simply replied ... "no more like advertising" Within a few more steps I heard the gals start applauding, I turned to have them tell me that was one of the best comebacks they will probably ever receive.

Not sure why I was so quick witted that particular day .... usually I think of those types of answers an hour later! I did have a grin on my face the rest of my walk.


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Jul 25, 2008 11:36 |  #5502

baha that is epic




  
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Jul 25, 2008 17:15 |  #5503

bhowdy wrote in post #5981945 (external link)
First let me say that I enjoy this thread immensely. Some great stuff in here.

I was walking in a local greenbelt park area with my 100-400 on my camera. As I walked two 40'ish ladies approached from the opposite direction. I noticed them looking at my camera ... as they got close to me I gave them a courteous "Hello" .... one of the gals pointed at my camera and asked "if I was compensating for something?" Not breaking my walking stride I simply replied ... "no more like advertising" Within a few more steps I heard the gals start applauding, I turned to have them tell me that was one of the best comebacks they will probably ever receive.

Not sure why I was so quick witted that particular day .... usually I think of those types of answers an hour later! I did have a grin on my face the rest of my walk.

You know, I've read this whole thread from post one over time, and this is the best comeback to that "compensating" comment I've read to date! Love it! (and I hope you don't mind if I steal it too!)


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Jul 25, 2008 19:13 |  #5504

Ronald S. Jr. wrote in post #1780553 (external link)
"Is that thing digital??"

This has got to be the single most annoying thing I hear at weddings.
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Jul 25, 2008 19:44 |  #5505

I've run into a couple of instances lately where I've gotten the old saw:
"That looks like some serious equipment..."
My answer has now become:
"Yes. Yes it is however the photographer? Not so serious..."

Always gets a good laugh...

I did have an interesting experience the other day though:

I'm shooting some details of a building undergoing restoration in Jerome, AZ (very, very cool place, btw...) and reflected in my LCD, I can see someone walking up behind me.

He says: "Wow, that's a nifty chunk of glass..." And of course I'm thinking, Oh boy, here we go...

Turns out, he's a working pro, a great guy and he has nifty little black box studio space where he's doing some killer table top and portrait work. He prefers the 1DMkIIn and he's got a 1DsMkIII on order which lead him, apparently, to sell off his Hassy gear ("Hassy is probably going to go under because of the quality of digital" Says he...)

We had a very nice gab fest about photography, cars and other stuff. He even offered me a beer!

The moral of the story: Don't be too quick to jump to conclusions just because someone comments on your gear. They might actually be paying you a compliment! :)


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