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The stages of a photographer

 
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May 01, 2010 16:19 |  #1

Someone sent this to me and I thought it was hilarious.

http://robertbenson.co​m …rapher-graph-1024x858.png (external link)

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May 02, 2010 10:36 |  #2

Looks like he's BTDT! Especially the HDR Hole! :D


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May 07, 2010 08:55 |  #3

that is pretty funny :)


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May 07, 2010 09:30 as a reply to  @ funlovincamera's post |  #4

Looks like more than a quick laugh. :oops: I think I am stuck in the CS5 now has HDR hole while admiring all my new equipment.

That is depressing.


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May 07, 2010 09:52 |  #5

I clicked this thread guessing that it would be that chart.

I linked it in the "Everyone's a pro these days" thread a week or two ago.

Funny & accurate none-the-less


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May 07, 2010 12:11 as a reply to  @ [Hyuni]'s post |  #6

This is great! LOL!!!




  
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May 07, 2010 12:12 |  #7

I'm at the "I'm trying to photograph flakey models on Model Mayhem" stage... *sign*

I have the best camera I've owned thus far (40D) but my skill level is currently "N/A".


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Oct 01, 2010 21:58 |  #8

I just saw that graph on tumbler, and I was about to post it here, but I did a quick search and found that it was already posted. Thanks, TooManyHobbies!

I think, though, that the HDR hole should drop down below the X axis!

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Oct 01, 2010 22:10 |  #9

I've seen this before but I still don't understand the /p/ and the crash in the self confidence axis...?


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Oct 01, 2010 22:35 |  #10

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #11018078 (external link)
I've seen this before but I still don't understand the /p/ and the crash in the self confidence axis...?

I am guessing it was originally a 4chan graphic. /p/ is their photography sharing forum. You can find some amazingly good work there. So, the ascending dotted line of self confidence I took to mean someone who never saw/compared themselves to some of the work on /p/, and the crash in self confidence was the result of seeing and comparing themselves to /p/.

Just a guess, but it made sense to me.

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Oct 01, 2010 22:37 |  #11

Thanks Rad .. Thank makes total sense.


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Oct 01, 2010 22:38 |  #12

I'm just beginning to wake up to the fact that I suck as a photographer ... got up on the right side of the bed this morning and facing reality ...




  
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Oct 01, 2010 22:39 |  #13

Yeah, that's the only bit that I don't follow either.




  
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Oct 01, 2010 23:21 as a reply to  @ vvanders's post |  #14
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Those are stages of self-taught internet photographers. Commercial photographers go through different stages. They start with view cameras and tripods and composition and everybody at school tells them they suck. Then they get jobs in studios working on ad campaigns where all the photographers that hire them tell them they suck. Then they start their own business and realize that bad photography sells better than good photography so they start to suck on purpose just to make a living. Then they start to hate cameras and leave them at home on vacations. The final stage is the realization that Rick Sanchez was right about the media.




  
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Oct 01, 2010 23:46 |  #15

Too funny GV ...!




  
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