My camera takes wonderful pictures.

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    Mine doesn't. What am I doing wrong? Or do I need a better camera?


    Steve.
     
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    My camera does not take pictures, I do.
     
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    yeah ... i love that one too
    "great ceasar's ghost !"

    but its all REAL !
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    This reminds me of a girl that contacted me once, she wanted to be a photographer and asked if she could assist me. She showed me her "portfolio" consisting of vacation shots and boring snaps around town, all straight from the camera I might add. I took pity on her and brought her on an editorial fashion shoot, afterwards I bought her dinner and I tried to give her some tips, but I could tell she was pretty much convinced that she was already an accomplished photographer (she had sold one of her photos of a building facade to an AD agency after all). As expected I never heard from her again, about a year later though I hear she started a company and even got grant money for "most promising business idea of the year", the idea you ask? She started a website where other companies can upload a brief detailing photographs they need while paying little to no money and then have average joe who think it's "fun to take pictures" bid on the assignment. Needless to say I facepalmed.
     
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    Killjoys. There goes another dream ruined.
     
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    So, I can't improve my photography by purchasing a more expensive camera?

    What about using a different film? Won't my prints be much better then?
     
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    So where can I get one of those 9~900mm zooms??
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    "Owning your own camera doesn't make you a photographer any more than flossing your own teeth makes you a dentist."

    Instant classic!

    I bet if he had an iPhone 4s, she'd be hummin a different tune. All those apps to make your photos into ART!
     
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    I have one!:D

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    I always say that having a Stradivarius makes you a Stradivarius owner, not a violinist.
     
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    Those are new Chinese imports with leaded glass.
     
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    Not without some paper that's not made anymore ...
     
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    You'll need a film that makes wonderful negatives, and an enlarger and paper that make wonderful prints. Don't forget, to use the enlarger, you'll need electricity that makes wonderful light.
     
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    different film, different lens, different camera, different enlarger, different chemistry ..
    it is that the eye ( and maybe micro brain surgery ) transplants will cost a lot of money

    you know ... so you can SEE different
     
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    Have any of you heard of this about photographers. "Without a portfolio, they're just a gypsy with a camera."
     
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    :blink: Photographer, maybe not, entrepreneur, maybe.
     
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    That one's awesome, Ian. 'Get back to your desk and get some work done. And stop wasting my time!' :smile:
     
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    People who own Rolls-Royce cars have chauffeurs, Bentleys were the considered to be a sports car version of the marque, and more likely be driven by the owner.