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okay, i was out for a nice sunday afternoon walk in chinatown, ny to see what the whole chinese new year's commotion was about. i was in a pretty happy mood because i finally had time to do street photography. i got some good pictures and felt like i could go on forever until i saw this:


it's my biggest photography pet peeve and i will physically hurt you if ever hold an slr like this. makes me CRINGE everytime

sorry just had to share that. to make up for the 8-13 seconds i've taken from your life, you may post your biggest photography pet peeves here.


Edited by Dream Killer - 2/6/11 at 5:22pm
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Lmao!!
Look at her face! xD
I just died. lol
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I noticed her dumbass face and eeeeew'd. Then I saw the way she holds the lens and wanted to punch her.
   
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For someone like me who knows nothing about photography care to explain why it annoys you so much? I only ask because I can see myself holding it the same way
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post #5 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
I noticed her dumbass face and eeeeew'd. Then I saw the way she holds the lens and wanted to punch her.
That may be crossing a line there


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dream Killer View Post
sorry just had to share that. to make up for the 8-13 seconds i've taken from your life, you may post your biggest photography pet peeves here.
For me, people who use semi-pro bodies and higher on an automatic setting or people who swear off PPing because "real photographers don't use photoshop."

Oh, and people who think that a 10-600mm super zoom (exaggeration, but you get the idea) is the best lens ever, and that primes are for "poor people with no talent".
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holding a camera like that is inherently unstable. you need support the lens from the bottom. use your left hand to palm your lens at center of gravity then move the rings with your index + thumb.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robbo2 View Post
For someone like me who knows nothing about photography care to explain why it annoys you so much? I only ask because I can see myself holding it the same way
I'd imagine it could cause potential damage to the camera, if anything. The weight of the camera itself could lead to the lens snapping off, who knows?

It just looks generally stupid. It's like using the wooden end of a steak knife to try and jab your steak open.

Infact no, better metaphor; It's like looking through a telescope, and grasping the end near the lens to point it anywhere.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 2/6/11 at 5:06pm
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I don't even use a SLR and I cringed.
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Who cares as long as it's not your camera.
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Quote:
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For someone like me who knows nothing about photography care to explain why it annoys you so much? I only ask because I can see myself holding it the same way
There's no law saying you can't hold it like that, but it is much more comfortable and stable to hold the camera counter clockwise from horizontal


I just picked up my camera and tried to hold it the way she is and I found it very uncomfortable
 
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