I have family and friends who buy expensive lens, take the same photographs that have been taken by everyone in the world, and think they have skills. I hate these people. Duh its my jealousy speaking, but also my annoyance. I'm competitive and I work my butt off (okay not really but I'll get there) to get good shots and when people are like wow yeah thats good but look at this shot A/B/C took and I'm like no shit Sherlock, my lens cost me $20, I hacked them myself & worked for this shot. A/B/C bought a $2000 macro with daddy's money, took two seconds to take this shot (which totally lacks creativity and my blood/sweat/tears) & think they've got skills. Man, shut up -___- Give a great photographer a point and shoot, and they'll take pictures on epic levels. I'm not saying I'm a great photographer .. but idiots with toys, running around like kings .. it really pisses me off.
Its a art, its a skill. Its someone you should be dedicated to and have the drive to learn more about. Yet these idiots turn the dial to auto and use the damn things like point&shoots. Ugh. I mean, yeah we start somewhere ... but at least bother to read it up. Basics are really not hard to learn. And when someone nice (me) tells you how to improve your shots, listen you damn meathead arrogant boy. I hate boys with toys looking down on girls. UGHHHHH.
Anyway what the hell. I need to get out of my rut. This was supposed to be a happy post and I spent half of it ranting and shit. I just wanted to share my sexist (I think) piece of glass so far ... a used (but mint condition) lens, East German made sometime in the 1960s to 1990s (I'm not good in history), full metal body, 6 isis blades & an aperture ring I can play around with to see them move and groove :') he's an absolute tank, a true beauty & I love him:
⇢ Do you ever share your photos?
⇢ The ones I like on Flickr though I haven't for a while :)
⇢ You have a Flickr? And you never said so! Do share a link!
(I abuse the '!' don't I?!)
⇢ Lol, why else would I recommend something unless I tried it myself :D I might share the link privately .. but not at the moment (I'm feeling insecure about my stuff & need to update my workflow!)
⇢ That's okay. If your own and if you want.
The General replied. 8-)
⇢ If my own? Of course they are my own ... :O and I will one day inshAllah :) in the process of processing and editing my photographs, etc! Will mail you :)
PS - replied to what? Haha :P
⇢ Replied to the post you mean? Haha .. it feels weird to talk to The G without you as proxy LOL