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    Again, I wonder why?

    Apparently, on the East Coast this is not the case. Kentucky and Colorado just might have different mindsets. - David Lyga

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    Most women I know (myself included) are tactile in nature who like to create and work with their hands.

    While not quite a gear head, I'm certainly OCD when it comes to my art and require learning all I can about all areas. I also have a mild shopping problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Lyga View Post
    Again, I wonder why?

    Apparently, on the East Coast this is not the case. Kentucky and Colorado just might have different mindsets. - David Lyga
    What evidence do you have to back this up? I would say the posts so far speak on a global basis.

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    There is a photo store by me that has been there for over 60 years on the southside of Chicago and is run by 2 women..
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    I have lived in the NorthEast (CT, NYC, BOSTON, PHiLA) for all my life. I have been going to camera shows since the early 80s. I have been going to camera stores since 1964. This is what I have experienced in that time. Interesting (and happily enlightening) to find differently. Smarter or not smarter than us? I think that women have an equal mental capacity but, at least culturally and maybe genetically, they do think differently for the most part. This can be both good and bad but, essentially, 'good' in that there is a social need to round things out in life. I do not want a world run exclusively by either men or women.

    But, again, have I been blind, willfully biased, unknowingly 'ingoring' women? I think not. That is my answer to 'how do I back this up', cliveh. - David Lyga

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    It was the same when I taught in Miami, FL, as well. I also attend the regional and national conferences for SPE, the Society for Photographic Education. All of these have a 3 to 1 ratio in my experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Davis View Post
    It was the same when I taught in Miami, FL, as well. I also attend the regional and national conferences for SPE, the Society for Photographic Education. All of these have a 3 to 1 ratio in my experience.
    3 to 1 ratio of what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Lyga View Post
    I have lived in the NorthEast (CT, NYC, BOSTON, PHiLA) for all my life. I have been going to camera shows since the early 80s. I have been going to camera stores since 1964. This is what I have experienced in that time. Interesting (and happily enlightening) to find differently.

    Have I been blind, willfully biased, unknowingly 'ingoring' women? I think not. That is my answer to 'how do I back this up', cliveh. - David Lyga
    No, you are not blind, but we are talking about now, not then.

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    Then, as now. I attend the Fort Washington, PA camera show three times a year and it is the SAME. I do not choose it to be that way but that is what it is.

    And not only at the shows. Le'ts face it: on this board and on photo.net it is the same thing. Sure there are women but I'll bet there are more than ten men for every female on these boards. - David Lyga

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    The responses above all point in the same direction...

    Camera stores, camera shows, and even forums like APUG are primarily about camera gear and the technical aspects of photography --> they attract an audience that is majority male. This then reinforces itself - I imagine a number of women drop by APUG and then leave again when they see the almost exclusively male population here.

    Photography/darkroom classes with an emphasis on art and creation (rather than just gear and technique) tend to balance things up by attracting the women back again.

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