You know you're a photographer when...

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Ned, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    ...S&M means Shutter Priority and Manual.

    If you know any other ways to tell a photographer, post them here. :biggrin:
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  2. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

    Jun 25, 2010
    Hayes, Virginia, U.S.A.
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    Lee Osenton
    You have walked off of and/or into something while looking through a viewfinder.
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  3. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
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  4. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    As a female photographer...... when a camera bag replaces the handbag
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  5. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
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    Russell Olaguer
    ... have a camera and you know how to use it. And you use it to take photos that you enjoy.
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  6. CUB

    CUB Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 19, 2012
    ... when something, anything catches your eye and you immediately start thinking about lighting, composition and depth of field.
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  7. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    No one has a picture of you, but you have one of everyone else.
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  8. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    How true, Kinlau!
  9. scottyboy

    scottyboy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 13, 2011
    mercer county,OHIO
    its not where you want to be , but it might be where you get a good pic.
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  10. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    ... when opening the curtains in the morning, you check the sky and before you even realize if it's raining or not, you instantly know which f/stop to set.
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  11. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    You think about designing a "weather" app that reports the weather to you in appropriate f stops instead of cloud coverage pictures.

    - Eliot
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  12. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Similar to CUBs response. When you look at anything (object, scene, pattern) and your first (and only) thought is about how best to capture it.
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  13. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    ...after a night of heavy drinking and partying, the next morning you can still set your camera, adjust for lighting conditions and take a sellable picture all the while your head is throbbing and wishing you never left the bed! :eek:
  14. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I'll expand on this one. You are a cinematographer when you RUN into something while doing a steadycam shot. I still have a little scar on my arm from that tree!:doh:

    :bravo-009: For some of us that is the point! I love being behind the camera but hate being in front of it.
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  15. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    ...when you stop reading Dpreview
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  16. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    The only pictures of you are self portraits of half your face glued to a camera in a mirror, or other people taking really poor/blurry shots with your beloved camera.
  17. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
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  18. Glen L

    Glen L Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    Ottawa, Ont
    Kinda like this guy:eek:

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  19. taran

    taran Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 19, 2011
    You have to send out DMCA takedown notices everyday.
  20. Nameer

    Nameer Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 2, 2012
    .....when your wife and kids won't smile for you anymore.
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