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    Sleep is optional Sebastian's Avatar
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    You might be a photographer if...

    ... you find yourself trying to decide if you should leave the second body and teleconverter at home, but are afraid you'll miss moments at the wedding you're going to be a guest at. :mad2:
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    Sleep is optional Sebastian's Avatar
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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    ... the difference between your "wedding photog" kit and your "wedding guest" kit is only defined by a teleconverter and one body.

    Can you tell I'm reflecting a bit before I leave?
    -Seb

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    How to tell the most experienced shooter in a group? They have the least amount of toys on them.

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    I can defiantly relate to your situation.

    You might also be a photographer if: When friends and acquaintances look at your pictures and say, "Wow these are great you must have a good camera."
    Don't forget about the Gallery. Are your photos there??


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    "A photographer is known by what he shows not by what he throws. The best photographers have the biggest trash cans." Quote from Nikon School sometime in the early 1970's.

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    You might be a photographer if...
    You find yourself constantly explaining to people that NO, when I said I want to shoot that (insert what ever animal or bird here), I didn't mean with a gun.
    -Bruce

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    You might be a photographer if...
    You think the greatest rivalry of all time is Nikon vs. Canon.
    Chris Johnson
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    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    You might be a photographer if ...
    CostCo won't print your photos without a release from the professional that took them !
    PAul

    Scroll down to the Sports Forum and post your sports pictures !

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    Old Timer you must be reading my email..I JUST had someone say that to me!

    :mad2:

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    You might be a photographer if though processes are like this, while out on a hike.

    Wife, "Oh thats a nice looking tree, I should take a picture of it."

    Me, "Oh thats a nice looking tree, which lens should I use to photograph it? Wide to get the whole thing, or macro closeups of the bark & leaves?"
    Nikon Samurai #21



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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    ... every time you go to a family event, someone asks you if you brought your camera.
    Mike

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    "I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view."
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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    ...if people catch you looking at things like this...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails You might be a photographer if...-dsc_0004-004.jpg  
    Keep Shooting!

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    ^what Frog said

    You might be a photographer if:

    --Your "My Pictures" folder weighs in at 161GB.
    --The contents of your camera bag are worth more than your car
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    --Sigma 10-20mm
    --Canon EF-S 55-250mm
    --Tamron 17-50mm F2.8

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    Sleep is optional Sebastian's Avatar
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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    ... If you wish your photos only took up 161GB.
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    How to tell the most experienced shooter in a group? They have the least amount of toys on them.

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    When the Rule of Thirds begins ruling your life.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

    Sony a99/a7R

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    The Local Lab knows you by name.
    The Local Pro lab knows you by name.
    The Lab asks why you just buy film, and not get the processing (because you do it yourself)
    The Lab sees you walk in and has the film you always get out and ready for you.

    People never ask if you have a camera, they assume you do.
    You have trouble choosing which camera to bring.
    You have trouble choosing which lenses to bring.

    You spend more money on photographic supplies then food.
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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    Quote Originally Posted by retroactiv
    You might be a photographer if...
    You think the greatest rivalry of all time is Nikon vs. Canon.
    I was going to say film vs. digital but, that works too...LOL
    Aaron Lehoux * flickr
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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    . . . you need to move some of your photography equipment over to the other side just to open your wardrobe . . .
    please do not edit and repost my photos


    gary


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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    ...your cupholders in your car hold lens more often than it does cups...
    Please do not edit or repost my images.

    See my website HERE.


    What's a Loupe for anyway?

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    ... when your daughter shouts out "Mum, dad's got his purve lens out again" (100-400 telephoto.)

    Roger
    "I hope we will never see the day when photo shops sell little schema grills to clamp onto our viewfinders; and the Golden Rule will never be found etched on our ground glass." from The mind's eye by Henri Cartier-Bresson

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    I must not be much of a photographer. The only one I can relate to is the one from Old Timer. However, I do find the rest quite entertaining and am sure they pertain to many of you photo nuts.
    Mike
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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    Haha I can relate to sooooo many of these!

    I have also had this said to me at weddings...
    "omg your pictures are better than the photographers" lol

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    if only one lens is worth more then your car. and you total gear has the same value of your house.

    You will eat top PB&J for a month to save for a new lens

    You Know if you wished they would market the smell of developer as a perfume or cologne
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    http://dustindraperphotography.com/

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    If when you refer to your "baby", people know you aren't referring to your kids...
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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    ... every time you go to a family event, someone asks you if you brought your camera.

    I have to give 100% on this one, I get asked all the time.

    Everybody and their mother wants me too look at their pictures and give them an opinion because they think I am a pro!

    (Don't tell them but I am not that good LOL, let them be fooled)

    How can I be lost
    If I've got nowhere to go?

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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    Shooting a wedding soon there Seb?
    :biggrin5:
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    Re: You might be a photographer if...

    .....if someone looks at one of your photos and says " thats like national geographic ****"



    granted people say my shots could be in there all the time, and i disagree... but maybe a few of them could.
    check out my photography website
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    Please feel free to edit or change any of my pictures to show me how to improve them.



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