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#1 jcpphotraphy

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

Where i live there are a few photographers but there is still that almost taboo thing of socialising with other photographers
its to the point where bar a few im pretty much stone walled by them when trying to network with them
in a couple instances ive even been moaned at because of my blog where i select pictures ive taken and give away all the settings and kit used to achieve it.
what are your experiences with your locals?
oh yeh if you do want to follow the blog its http://www.jayclappp...y.wordpress.com i welcome all new friends rolleyes.gif

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:33 AM

QUOTE (jcpphotraphy @ Jan 5 2012, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where i live there are a few photographers but there is still that almost taboo thing of socialising with other photographers
its to the point where bar a few im pretty much stone walled by them when trying to network with them
in a couple instances ive even been moaned at because of my blog where i select pictures ive taken and give away all the settings and kit used to achieve it.
what are your experiences with your locals?
oh yeh if you do want to follow the blog its http://www.jayclappp...y.wordpress.com i welcome all new friends rolleyes.gif

This seems a very interesting topic. For myself, I don't find it hard to find friends or contacts on the Internet. For example, on this Blog or Flickr it seems the technique is to comment on others work and they will mostly do the same back. But, on a face to face basis I've found it generally impossible. I am a p&s user that often shoots on full manual mode. This means that most p&s users find nothing interesting in what I do since they seem mostly oriented to program-auto mode. Dslr users aren't interested either because the issue to them is more about lenses and their application. Or about aspects of Photoshop when I use Picnik. I suppose if I were a Big Camera, Big Lens type the conversation and mutual interest would be at a better level. Also, it is important to remember that photography is largely a lonely hobby. Go on a shoot or meet-up with others and little serious shooting takes place. So, it seems the best place to go is to a club meeting where such as I do mostly listening, while Big Camera types do all the talking.

#3 jcpphotraphy

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (BOBWED @ Jan 6 2012, 05:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (jcpphotraphy @ Jan 5 2012, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where i live there are a few photographers but there is still that almost taboo thing of socialising with other photographers
its to the point where bar a few im pretty much stone walled by them when trying to network with them
in a couple instances ive even been moaned at because of my blog where i select pictures ive taken and give away all the settings and kit used to achieve it.
what are your experiences with your locals?
oh yeh if you do want to follow the blog its http://www.jayclappp...y.wordpress.com i welcome all new friends rolleyes.gif

This seems a very interesting topic. For myself, I don't find it hard to find friends or contacts on the Internet. For example, on this Blog or Flickr it seems the technique is to comment on others work and they will mostly do the same back. But, on a face to face basis I've found it generally impossible. I am a p&s user that often shoots on full manual mode. This means that most p&s users find nothing interesting in what I do since they seem mostly oriented to program-auto mode. Dslr users aren't interested either because the issue to them is more about lenses and their application. Or about aspects of Photoshop when I use Picnik. I suppose if I were a Big Camera, Big Lens type the conversation and mutual interest would be at a better level. Also, it is important to remember that photography is largely a lonely hobby. Go on a shoot or meet-up with others and little serious shooting takes place. So, it seems the best place to go is to a club meeting where such as I do mostly listening, while Big Camera types do all the talking.


seems a shame really the new guard will happily discuss many aspects but working proffesionals that will are another breed it seems



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