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Very few women posting.....

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Minniesmum, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    This is true of many photographic forums but even more so I've found on this one. Are we shy or maybe we feel intimidated ? I certainly don't. Mind you at the camera fair I attended weekend before last I was the only woman there as a buyer - I find this strange....any theories ??
     
  2. LindaZ

    LindaZ Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 16, 2012
    North Carolina
    I'm not shy - just busy! :smile: I'm posting a little here and there, intend to post more in the future at some point.
     
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  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    For whatever reason, there are consistently more female posters over at seriouscompacts.com, the sister site.
     
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  4. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Most women I see with cameras are using big DSLRs. Just an observation.
     
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  5. foto2021

    foto2021 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 5, 2011
    SE England

    It's about Boys and their Toys. :biggrin:
     
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  6. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    Mmmmm...;)
     
  7. chromatin64

    chromatin64 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 10, 2012
    A Leekist in York, UK
    Russell
    Get off the internet and back in the kitchen, woman.
     
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  8. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Back off, I have a frying pan and I know how to use it.
     
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  9. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    Fightin' talk that ! lol
     
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  10. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    me too ;)
     
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  11. chromatin64

    chromatin64 Mu-43 Regular

    43
    Jan 10, 2012
    A Leekist in York, UK
    Russell
    Come on ladies, my supper isn't going to cook itself.
     
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  12. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    To answer the OP's original question ... for me, I read a lot, post less. I'm not really caught up in the gear, although I keep an ear to the ground about what's going on. I'm more about learning and improving my photography. There are lots of experienced photographers on this forum from whom I've learned much. And I try to pass on what I've learned.

    So basically, I keep my mouth shut unless I think I have something valuable to add. I save my idle chatting for my friends on Facebook.
     
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  13. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    i don't cook. I microwave ;) lol
     
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  14. chromatin64

    chromatin64 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 10, 2012
    A Leekist in York, UK
    Russell
    There's more than a germ of truth in this though isn't there?

    :43: lends itself more to gearheads then serious compacts do.

    And any group of gearheads will be made up predominantly of us boys.
     
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  15. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    yeah and we wonder why there aren't more woman posters? ....

    sheesh guys... get a grip

    hopefully everybody here is about taking photographs... not about the gender of the photographer or the brand/model of their camera... both of which are irrelevant to the production of a effective/pleasing image

    K
     
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  16. Mandoo

    Mandoo Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Mar 12, 2012
    Essex, UK
    I've only just moved over to m4/3 recently so I'm still finding my feet in this world, and I'm busy at the moment so have been struggling to find time to get on the forums.
    Glad there are more ladies around here though, theres more of us than I realised actually. :)
     
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  17. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    This thread turned a bit piggish.


    ...backs out slowly, so as not to be hit when the frying pan starts flying...
     
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  18. foto2021

    foto2021 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 5, 2011
    SE England

    Is that what you use to shoot panoramas? :cool:
     
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  19. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 24, 2011
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  20. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    oddly the only reason i hang out here is is because it was one of the few forums that wasn't gear obsessed.

    gearhead = shortname for richard head if its not backed up with interesting/outrageous/inspiring photos

    oddly all the richardheads seem to be brits... sad


    K
     
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