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    Quote Originally Posted by hkr View Post
    Please feel free to add to the list. I'll get things started:

    - Referring to lenses as “glass”.
    Guilty!

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    - Referring to film developing as “souping”.
    Guilty!

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    - “Photography means nothing – it is life that interests me”, or something like that. With apologies to HCB, far and away my favorite photographer.
    Guilty!

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    - The merits of shooting RAW v. JPEG. Digital, I know, but what is more boring than listening to such drivel?
    Huh?

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    - The merits of today’s FB v. RC papers. Seriously folks, does anyone actually think an RC print won’t archive as well, all else being equal?
    Uh, yes.

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    - Closet-gearheads who profess that the equipment really doesn’t matter.
    The right tool for the right job.

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    - On Photography, by Susan Sontag.

    - No-name photogs who think anyone would possibly want to dish out hundreds or thousands of dollars their “limited edition” prints. Check any issue of B&W for a reference.
    Guilty! (well, thousands only if they really feel they have to.)

    Quote Originally Posted by hkr View Post
    - The idea that photographs must "say something". PLEASE. Most of the photographs I love most say nothing to me. I just like looking at them.
    Agreed!
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    Technology is not a panacea. It alone will not move your art forward. Only through developing your own aesthetic - free from the tools that create it - can you find new dimension to your work.

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    Sorry to go a bit OT but does anyone here know the root and etymology of the word: snob?

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    Actually, I think that a book about photography with no photographs is sort of a refreshing notion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkr View Post

    - The merits of today’s FB v. RC papers. Seriously folks, does anyone actually think an RC print won’t archive as well, all else being equal?
    I know that it won't. Not that I mind, since RC prints don't look as good as fiber based ones anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Sorry to go a bit OT but does anyone here know the root and etymology of the word: snob?
    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?...earchmode=none

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    Quote Originally Posted by c6h6o3 View Post
    I know that it won't. Not that I mind, since RC prints don't look as good as fiber based ones anyway.
    Plus they feel icky.

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    I tried to read On Photography, but lost interest and haven't finished it yet.
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    My, we're all bored today. Cranky, too.

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    Two quotes:

    "A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet."

    "The proof of the pudding is in the tasting."



    The things you're complaining about are just words / terms. If the photographer is producing good work, or learning his / her way, or having great fun in the process, I don't care what vocabulary he / she uses. I included having fun because you want new people coming up the ladder. They're the ones having fun, but maybe tossing some odd language about.

    However - if the photographer doesn't actually know what he/ she is doing, isn't producting good work in spite of using flowery / snobbish language, and isn't even having fun - then I'd be the first to laugh at him / her for being a poser instead of an enthusiast; poser being somebody for whom the hobby is just a lifestyle accessory.

    Beware - sometimes it's very hard to tell the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkr View Post
    - The idea that photographs must "say something". PLEASE. Most of the photographs I love most say nothing to me. I just like looking at them.
    I dunno; may I suggest scheduling a visit to a respected phychoanalyst if you hear voices coming from a photograph again . Do they tell you to do things or come with divine messages attached? If the photographs are mounted on a wall, it's probably just your neighbors stereo set at high volume:rolleyes: .
    - On Photography, by Susan Sontag.
    While cleaning out a storage room during my college days, I came across that book, and being completely naive and ignorant to both subject and author, I set forth reading it cover to cover. Wasn't that impressed by it (maybe due to the fact that I didn't understand much to begin with); much bloated artsy talk and no substance (kinda like a bland low-carb diet). But at least I managed to finish it .

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