Don't do it

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by markbarendt, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. markbarendt

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    It truly amazes me how much of what one needs to know about being a photographer can be put in a single paragraph.

    To me this says; learn how to meter and respect your films limits, revel in your lens's strengths, learn how to focus to get what you want, compare the results of one change at a time, practice is the best teacher, and you may as well be prudent because there are many people who don't know any better.
     
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    Thanks for posting this Mark.
     
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    desertratt, I don't think we really disagree. Sure, taking sayings literally and at face value can lead the wrong way, but we can surely apply the basic lessons they teach.

    Many years ago I became a Private Pilot and learned how to do weight & balance calculations, later in life I started doing mechanics on oil field equipment that required aligning the rotating and connected bits or two very large and heavy pieces of equipment; the math formulas required in these disparate tasks is essentially the same.

    One of the lessons I see in "Don't do it. It's a salable commodity." is "don't worry about what others think."