Levels of photography from Ken Rockwell - which are yOU?

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  1. RMThompson

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    just more proof that ken rockwell doesn't know what he's talking about.

    (although i do think its humorous and know people who could fall into the catagories) . . . ken should stick to photography, not sociology and trying to classify people
     
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    although now that i get further up the artical i see the professional one, and sseveral of the things he said have me pegged! i spoke too soon!


    "[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Professionals shoot Nikon SLRs, Mamiya medium format and Calumet 4x5" cameras. They cannot afford gear as good as most serious amateurs."

    i shoot a nikon slr, just bought a mamiya MF, and have thought about the calumet 4x5's.

    when i'm not busy with school and am concerned about my photography business "[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]They spend most of their time looking for work and ****ing about how all the other photographers in town are dropping their prices." thats me.

    "[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Artists sometimes dress funny and tend to stay up late. They usually prefer to photograph attractive young women and are proud of it." hmmm . . . i'll all over the board


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    Yeah I fit the one of "artists dress funny and tend to stay up late. They prefer to photograph attractive young woman and are proud of it"

    Wow, that's so true for me... ( www.rmtimages.com/modelshots )

    P.S. Now that I think about it, at 1 am I was talking with a model about a shoot this weekend wearing a Spider-Man Tshirt.... uh oh
     
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    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    This Ken Rockwell fellow is a real piece of work. Thanks for the link Lostprophet.
     
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    HA HA HA HA HA!!!!
     
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    Well it makes sense that Ken would be the one to classify us as photographers. After all he did make all of us and everything else too (in six days)...

    Really we shouldn't hurl abuse at Ken since we don't know him... but then he reviews stuff he's never seen, so it all works out.
     
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    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    LOL! I went back to his site to check out some more of his "expertise" and it confirmed that he has the talent and insight for photography like a fish understands the stock market.
     
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    eh I dont know. he's making money, which by his own standard means he's a whore, and he's making more than I am from photography.
     
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    I think I'm probably a Level 8 as I appear to have transcended to a plane where I no longer need to use a camera :lol:
     
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    Kens just got a wacky sense of humor...

    he says a lot of crap thats just to get attention,... but sometimes hes pretty funny..

    Some of this shots really look nice, but when I click the thumbnails they come up and theres all sorts of compression/jaggies/resolution/contrast nightmares... etc...

    MAkes it hard to respect what he says about products and quality and overall photoshop advice is realllly hard to take from him knowing this..

    but overall hes just a funny wacky guy. Hes like a little miniature gary fong just he hasnt done anything as big yet.....
     

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