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    So tired of the iPhone culture

    I was out for eats and drinks at a local jazz place the other night and all around me folks are whipping out their smart phone, taking photos and doing whatever they do with 'em after that.

    Nobody gives this kind of activity a second thought these days...

    so why is it that every time I pull out a camera, I get at least one, usually several people standing around staring at me and asking dumb stuff like,

    "What kinda camera is that?"
    "can you still get film for that?"
    "how many mega pixels is that?"
    "Is that black and white?"

    and the one I really dislike....

    "Why would you use that?"

    Why can't people just leave me the F&%^$ alone and let me photograph stuff like all the iPhone wielding people?
    Last edited by BradS; 12-12-2012 at 05:10 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Because you're doing something other than the norm, it makes you stand out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbrede View Post
    Because you're doing something other than the norm, it makes you stand out.


    ...of which I am proud to do.

    Brad, I know it's irritating, but when people ask you those things you have to look at it as an opportunity for education.

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    That happens to me also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    and the one I really dislike....

    "Why would you use that?"

    It's a valid question and a great chance to educate the asker about film. Why be annoyed? Lighten up and enjoy the opportunity.

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    I have been accused of being a surveyor. (More than once)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
    I have been accused of being a surveyor. (More than once)
    I get that all the time. For what other purpose could one use a wooden tripod? =)

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    I have been at work surveying, people ask what i'm taking pictures of.

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    I was carrying my Rolleiflex with me today on my way in to work (planning to do a little shooting afterward) and this lady on the elevator asked me where was the case for it. I didn't have time to explain about "never-ready cases" before the doors closed. It's a life

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    Easy... just buy an iPhone....
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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