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#1 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:51 AM

Amusing graph:

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:08 AM

The sad Truth ..... ;-) .... For the time being I am moving from Gearfaggotry to Techniques, or so I presume !!!

Weel posted Alex !!!!
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:45 AM

Amusing graph:


My phone doesn't even have a camera in it, yet I have passed through the kit lens and stuck on d__n for pretty much everything. (Though until I opened the image in a new window it looked like d__m it, f___ on first glance, which would be also very applicable. :)

Great chart.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:28 AM

Forget gear faggotry. I'm just concentrating on faggotry!

I buy my own photographic kit. Diving equipment manufacturers and diving services suppliers get even-handed treatment from me whether they choose to advertise in the publications I write for or not. All the equipment I get on loan is returned as soon as it is finished with. Did you know you can now get Diver Mag as an iPad/Android app?

 

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:02 AM

Forget gear faggotry. I'm just concentrating on faggotry!


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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:57 AM

Absolutely hilarious! And like all good comedy, based in truth :)

I can place myself precisely on the scale: I've come to realize it really is the photographer and not the camera, so I'm getting over the gearfaggotry (but wouldn't just one more lens help?). I've been playing around with HDR and after the initial infatuation can see it's no substitute for actually taking a decent image. I just bought my first tripod. And dammit, I do suck at this and continually question why I took up this ridiculously expensive and frustrating activity.

Onward and upward from here!! :P

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 09:12 AM

There's no graph for me; I think I flatlined long ago and I'm now somewhere near death! :)
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:36 AM

There's no graph for me; I think I flatlined long ago and I'm now somewhere near death! :P



Hook up a camera battery to a couple of wires and attach them to yourself, just in case :)

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:55 AM

:) Nice one!
Yeah I can allso see where I am on the graph... just hit rock bottom and realised I suck !! :P

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:49 PM

Subtract about -10 on the Z axis and I think I found myself...

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:12 PM

I love the part about the First Tripod. I got my first tripod not long ago so I guess I'm at 0% :-)

Fer gosh sakes, who uses a tripod underwater anyway :)

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:20 PM

I'm trying to figure out what happens at the peak of how good you think you are. There is the symbol /p/ . Is there where you begin to learn to Print and realize how bad you are? I love the HDR hole too. Thanks Alex.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:33 PM

I think the quality of my photos has declined ever since I went digital. That should be on the graph.
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:02 AM

I dispute this graph. It is an acknowledged fact that the older I get, the less I know.

I buy my own photographic kit. Diving equipment manufacturers and diving services suppliers get even-handed treatment from me whether they choose to advertise in the publications I write for or not. All the equipment I get on loan is returned as soon as it is finished with. Did you know you can now get Diver Mag as an iPad/Android app?

 

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:40 AM

Fer gosh sakes, who uses a tripod underwater anyway :P

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Ummm... I've used it a lot of times :)

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:25 AM

Clearly in error, Alex, as I bought my first (expensive) tripod six months ago, along with proper Nikon flashguns for a family wedding, but I think I've collapsed down the vertical blue line to photographic nihilism: probably because they don't vote for my images in the EMUP monthly competition!

And I can't afford an upgrade or a new housing, so I'm clearly beyond the "gear" stage...

... Manfrotto notwithstanding!

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:59 AM

Where's the "Hello, my name is Mark, and I'm an alcoholic, (all because of this crazy desire to get an image anywhere close to all the guys on WP)." phase??
It's all a matter of perspective...

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:41 PM

Brilliant! Can we add a -0 axis to include bank account?

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 06:53 AM

Brilliant! Can we add a -0 axis to include bank account?


Along with a -10 offset for national bankruptcy and guilt over BP being (nominally) one of ours?

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:11 AM

Ummm... I've used it a lot of times :)

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