I have been taking lots of photos at LSU football games recently. I wander around field level and try to get decent shots of the action from a close perspective. I often happen across other amateur photographers and, obviously, professionals with $50,000 worth of equipment slung around their necks. I'm usually like to ask a question or two about their equipment, settings, technique, etc. as I am eager to learn from others. I am usually met with cold, terse, one or two word responses. It is important to note that I don't approach photogrophers who are actively shooting. If I see they are taking a break and I happen to be nearby, only then do I approach them. I saw a photographer with a HUGE lens on her Nikon camera and asked her if it was the 400mm or 600mm and she looked at it as if it were a huge piece of crap and said that it was "only" a 300mm, and muttered something about not being rich and having ten grand. I basically find these people to be huge d-bags, for the most part (pro and amateur alike), with an occasional friendly person thrown in. I don't know, I'm usually excited to share what I know and talk about somewhat advanced topics with people who know about photography. What's the deal???? I know I don't smell, I'm just a little dorky looking, but aren't most photographers (because if not, we'd be in FRONT of the camera)--LOL.