Amateurs.. You have been SPOTTED!!!

This is a discussion on Amateurs.. You have been SPOTTED!!! within the Photography News and Views forums, part of the PHOTO FORUM category; http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-...an-amateur.htm BTW. I am an Amateur. I carry everything that came with my D60 Kit. Nikon Gold D60 Neck strap connected to my Still very ...


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    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-...an-amateur.htm

    BTW. I am an Amateur. I carry everything that came with my D60 Kit. Nikon Gold D60 Neck strap connected to my Still very new looking Pimped out Gold D60. I Pull that out of the Supplied Nikon Bag that came in the kit. I do sometimes use a Cheap Tripod in the daytime when trying to get the cleanest shot (dependent on what I am shooting).

    If Ken was the Absolute Standard of being a Pro..then I would stay as an Amateur no matter how much I made from Photography.

    I would like to run into him while he is doing a shoot. I would make all his cameras and lenses look very "Professional".
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    Haha, I read through that list and checked off a few myself. I'm pretty amateurish!
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    Ken Rockwell has done himself no favours with these comments, some practical comments but do we really need the arrogance and elitism.

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    The fastest way to be labeled an an amateur is to say, "Ken Rockwell says . . . . "
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    I think this Ken Rockwell needs to feel important and superior to others. Kinda sad when you think about it. I always have 3 lenses with me because I never know where I'm going to stop and shoot or what I'll need when I see something that I want to get. I guess I'll stay an amature regardless of the fact that part of my living is made with my camera LOL.

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    Is he saying that he took his long exposures using ND filters without a tripod, or any support?

    Somehow I doubt it!
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    Is he saying that he took his long exposures using ND filters without a tripod, or any support?

    Somehow I doubt it!
    Of course he did. Since the Nickname is up for grabs cause D. Johnson gave it up.........it is now Ken "The Rock" Rockwell.


    Oh yea...and at the end of all his comments...he wants you to donate money to support his family. Maybe he will end up like a Street performer. Taking pics if you throw change in his camera bag.


    Edit: I would like to add... I have looked through his site trying to screen out some useful info through the rubbish.

    Since we are on a Forum... I would like to invite all of you to this page of his...
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/2-ki...tographers.htm

    I shall quote a part...
    "A huge problem with forums is the people who post the most shoot the least. These forums make it tough to know the credentials of the posters. More weight is given to well-spoken frequent contributors than a competent professional who might step in to help. Worse, the crankiest members of the forum will proceed to heckle the one guy who knows and tried to help, and then he never returns.

    Photographers tend to be crummy writers. Forums are overloaded with comments from the people you most want to avoid. Many of these people don't even own the gear they're discussing; they just like to talk! Not that all the information is bad, but it is disproportionately weighted in the wrong direction."
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    That's one bizarre article!

    Seems like nothing more than attention seeking rubbish.
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    Sad.

    Most every pro I have ever been associated with have many of these "amateur" traits -- including me. It's the final images that matter and reflect your photographic ability -- not the visual impression you leave as you walk down the street. Who cares?

    And please don't take Ken's tripod advice. It has been proven time and again that even at 1/1000th of a second, images shot on a tripod are always sharper than the same hand-held shot. Most beneficially, tripods make us think long and hard about composition.

    So take heart. This too shall pass.

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