Amateurs vs Pros (Interesting Quote!)

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  1. Mike_E

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    The difference between a Pro and an Amateur?

    The Amateur is more fun to be around because their passion hasn't been tempered by their need to eat. :lol::lol::lol:


     
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    Well, my real passion is food, so does that make me an amateur or a pro? :mrgreen:
     
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    Maybe it makes you a professional EATER!?!?!?!?!
     
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    Hmm, maybe, reminds me of something. *disappears into the kitchen*
     
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    Don't forget the pie this time
     
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    So Im guessing you are like my brother-in-law and, when you walk into someones house, the first thing you do is look in the refridgerator. :lol:
     
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    i do not raid other peoples fridges, usually. ;)
     
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    Very funny, excellent satire, self centered, personal piece. Loads of truth but a bit too high on the spiritual level for my taste. :D

    He's nuts on for Level six however, and it could be said the same for any form of artistic expression.

    It's almost as if someone could be multiple levels. I mean I could be a 2-4-5 (anyone do Type Types and personalities? like MMPI?) Some days I take snapshots (with a P&S), sometimes I think my equipment is better than I need to own, I make less than 50% of my income from photography.

    Sometimes generalizations are based on facts and true. :lmao:

    I was a teachers assistant for a photography course. I guess that makes me a buffoon, not just a village idiot? The teacher was one of the exceptions, highest standards and wonderful person.
     
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    I don't know it sounds interesting but it's pretty much crap. I mean if you look at just a couple of pros that get talked about here alot like The Strobist site, David Tejada and, Chase Jarvis who are all pretty much top professionals they all pretty much seem to have a reverence and high level of respect and concern for their gear even going so far as to post videos on the web showing the expensive cases they have to protet the gear they have such respect for and going through the various items they use on a daily basis.
     
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    Not necessarily so, the fascination over a camera and photo gears of an amateur is much greater than for a pro. The pros used the gears often enough to treat them just as such. Of course they still take care of their gears.

    Also pros already have the gears they need to get the job done, amateurs are always looking for more or better gears to get better pictures.

    The difference is qualitative, but a matter of degree.
     
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    Even if you can produce fabulous shots, if you show up to shoot a wedding with a P&S camera, you're not going to garner the same respect as someone with a shiny, new DSLR with a long lens, even if the guy doesn't know what f/ is.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand what you are talking about here but do you mean to say a pro's gear just appears out of thin air so they don't really have to worry about it.
     

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