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Expensive Equipment Alone Does Not Make a Good Photographer

 
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May 28, 2009 18:53 |  #1

Wrote this article for my blog:
http://mcpactions.com …09/05/28/equipm​ent-alone/ (external link)

Would love your thoughts either here or in the comment section of the blog.

Thanks - Jodi


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May 28, 2009 19:02 |  #2

I would agree and disagree to some extent. Its true that expensive camera equipment wont make you a better photographer, but it gives a person a level playing field, only skill will preveil. On the other hand, everyone has different incomes so if you can afford expensive equipment go right ahead.


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May 28, 2009 19:06 |  #3

No offense... but I've heard it many times before. Try to write something that hasn't been preached so much before.




  
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May 29, 2009 06:42 |  #4

Keegan wrote in post #8007359 (external link)
No offense... but I've heard it many times before. Try to write something that hasn't been preached so much before.

Not to mention it's poorly-written. I got as far as the second sentence:

"Well I am hear to go on the record with my opinion. ..."

I am "hear"?

That mistake is probably about second-grade level.

I stopped reading at that point.


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May 29, 2009 09:27 |  #5

Yes...wearing a pair of Air Jordan's won't make me play like MJ.
But isn't that common sense?




  
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May 29, 2009 09:33 |  #6

CannedHeat wrote in post #8010323 (external link)
Not to mention it's poorly-written. I got as far as the second sentence:

"Well I am hear to go on the record with my opinion. ..."

I am "hear"?

That mistake is probably about second-grade level.

I stopped reading at that point.

I know some people are going to think this comment is rude, BUT it is very appropriate. I gess I have a pet peave and find glareing speling errers offensive.:lol:


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May 29, 2009 09:42 |  #7

To quote the OP in the article it was a "ramble", methinks that is not the apposite word ...


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May 29, 2009 10:20 |  #8

whitewolfphoto wrote in post #8011038 (external link)
I know some people are going to think this comment is rude, BUT it is very appropriate. I gess I have a pet peave and find glareing speling errers offensive.:lol:

Not too menchun thee gramar airs (there shudda benna comma after "well"). I didn't even want to touch on that.

Actually, if perceived as rude it was not intended to be. It was intended to make a point. And that point is that blogs can hurt as well as help.

There are numerous discussions in various forums about the benefits of blogs. If a blog is poorly written with blatant grammatical errors as well as word misspellings and wrong usages, what kind of an image does that communicate to a potential customer?

Does being perceived as uneducated (and possible unintelligent) help or harm?

You are what you eat. If you're going to write a blog, do a good job of it.


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May 29, 2009 10:28 |  #9

Do you have permission to use the cartoon?
Nothing cheeses me more than photogs who like to scream copyright then violating someones copyright.

From your site:
All MCP actions, borders and templates, free and purchased, are copyrighted. It is illegal to sell or share my designs and actions, in part or in full. You may use the actions and templates for personal and client work but may not use them to create new actions, borders or templates for the purpose of distributing for free or for money.

Did you pay to use the cartoon?


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May 29, 2009 20:26 |  #10

If you enjoy writing and are inspired to write keep it up. My spelling and grammar is bad, and even worse when I type when a thought is ripe in my head. If you are writing on a professional level or where photog customers may read it, I would get it read by some one else-I used to write paid articles for a Virginia website, I always got my husband to proof read before submitting them :)


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May 29, 2009 20:46 |  #11

rachelsne wrote in post #8014382 (external link)
If you enjoy writing and are inspired to write keep it up. My spelling and grammar is bad, and even worse when I type when a thought is ripe in my head. If you are writing on a professional level or where photog customers may read it, I would get it read by some one else

What you're saying here basically reiterates and validates what others are saying and that is if you enjoy writing and do it for your own consumption, anything goes. But if your intention is for others to read it, produce a good product.


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May 29, 2009 21:31 |  #12

strmrdr wrote in post #8011355 (external link)
Do you have permission to use the cartoon?
Nothing cheeses me more than photogs who like to scream copyright then violating someones copyright.

Did you pay to use the cartoon?

I'm sure he didn't... as there is no need...

From the WhattheDuck website...

What the Duck is a comic strip. Viewers are welcome to link, post, copy/paste, or save the strips to their own sites, blogs, forums, newsletters, etc.


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May 29, 2009 22:58 |  #13

Concretin Nik wrote in post #8014696 (external link)
I'm sure he didn't... as there is no need...

From the WhattheDuck website...

My bad and I apologize.
That certainly is an unusual policy these days.


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May 29, 2009 23:09 |  #14

multiple*choices wrote in post #8007296 (external link)
Wrote this article for my blog:
http://mcpactions.com …09/05/28/equipm​ent-alone/ (external link)

Would love your thoughts either here or in the comment section of the blog.

Thanks - Jodi

Dear Jodi

Thank you for the opportunity to review your actions. I will not be purchasing any at this time, but will keep you mind for the future, should my needs change.

Matt


or did I miss the real point behind this.....


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May 29, 2009 23:12 |  #15

Seems like every one in this thread wants to be the critic, but no real substance is given.

The OP asked for comments, but the comments given discredit POTN for any credible feedback as it is all useless and lacks substance.

Seems to me as though those offering feedback suffer the same as that which they are criticizing.




  
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