You are a Photographer if....

9 years 4 months ago #180056 by Towcestermark
You’re somewhat troubled by the fact that you don’t know how to calculate the shutter speed of your eyes when you blink.

When performing daily duties, you adjust the angle of your head or change your line of vision for a more interesting composition .

You look at a desk full of tax returns and wonder how you could photograph the stack.
You’ve gotten a ticket for an illegal u-turn– to go back for THE shot.

Everyone hands you their cameras at family events and says”take some photos for me”
You pity, and judge, members of the public when you see them using their big, fancy dSLR in… automatic…

the image taken as a visual memo with your phone has a sophisticated composition.

The sign “no flash photography” means nothing to you and makes you laugh, because YOU don’t need a flash

You think in f-stops

You try to go “full manual” with your p&s or phone camera

You are driving past “scary” parts of town and can’t wait to use it for a shoot!

You have finally become oblivious to the odd stares you get when you whip out your camera to take a sweet shot that no one else seems to notice but you.

You watch a movie and pay more attention to the aperture then what’s happening in the movie

While wearing polarizing sunglasses, you rotate your head left and right to assess what impact your circular polarizing filter might have on a potential shot

The camera in your hand is more comfortable than the tennis shoes on your feet.

[courtesy JPG Magazine] :judge:


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9 years 4 months ago #180066 by Shanna-Marie
lol, you just described me pretty well! :)

I believe that there is an explanation for everything, so, yes, I believe in miracles. ~Robert Brault

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9 years 4 months ago #180070 by Baydream
That sounds familiar. :whistle:

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
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9 years 4 months ago #180164 by Arkangel7x3
when you go to college and forget your backpack but remember your camera bag

When your family ask you to hang out with them because they want you to take pictures for there Christmas cards.

When you try to barter with P.F.T when your out of money (Pics for Trade or Pics for Time used by amature photographers who want to learn to photograph models and don't have the money to pay for the models time so they give them a free copy of the edited photos)

when you see a pretty girl/guy walk by at a distance and you wish you had zoom lenses built into your eyes

"If it's to good to be true best to shoot it again"

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9 years 4 months ago #180178 by Rob pix4u2
When your wife asks if you can leave the camera at home and just ENJOY a HOCKEY game with her
When you are asked to go to a scary part of town to take pix for your nephews office walls.
When you feel unprepared if you don't have two camera bodies with your kit at all times.
When you leave your photo vest at home and feel naked without it.

Remember to engage brain before putting mouth in gear
Rob Huelsman Sr.
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9 years 4 months ago #180179 by John Landolfi
Nah, the last one just means you'rte horny


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9 years 4 months ago #180181 by Rob pix4u2
LOL John:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :toocrazy: :toocrazy: :toocrazy:

Remember to engage brain before putting mouth in gear
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9 years 4 months ago #180189 by john_m

Towcestermark wrote: You watch a movie and pay more attention to the aperture then what’s happening in the movie
:agree:


I did this just the other day when my son was watching some show on TV :rofl:

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9 years 4 months ago #180218 by Dori
Describes me to a 'T'!

Don't pi$$ me off, I am running out of room to store the bodies...

Resident Texasotan...

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9 years 4 months ago #180247 by McBeth Photography
So true!

It is what it is.

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9 years 4 months ago #180375 by Stealthy Ninja
I'm sure you've all done this (I have).

You're watching a movie and there's a photographer(s) on there and you pay much more attention to the photographer(s) and the camera(s)/holding technique etc. than you do to whatever is going on in the movie.

I've done this a lot of times and usually I think: "That guy's definitely an actor not a photographer."

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9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #180419 by John Landolfi
But look at David Hemmings in Blow-up


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9 years 4 months ago #180532 by Towcestermark
Some good responses - I think we are on the right wavelength here


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9 years 4 months ago #180572 by hawkfly
That's just too great and true. :thumbsup:


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9 years 4 months ago #180623 by digishutterbug
You see some hot news on tv and you notice which cameras and lenses the photographers are using (and have no idea what the news was).


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