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You Might be a Photographer if.......

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Artdrea Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
You Might be a Photographer if.....

You spend more time prepping your camera gear than you do prepping your makeup

You care more about buying an underwater housing for your camera than a bathing suit for yourself

People call you the "paparazzi" and proceed to sing Lady Gaga to you

You constantly have a smudged makeup raccoon eye from hold a camera up to your face

You look at eyes in makeup ads to figure out how the models were lit

You get mad that the spot healing brush and liquefy tool does not exist in real life for use on your face

Comic Sans makes you shutter more than a horror movie

Your purse is your camera bag

You critique every magazine cover you see

You care more about the cover art on CD's than the music itself

Pop-up flash is your enemy

You take your friends photos from facebook and retouch them

You wish you could Photograph your own wedding

Your idea of a birthday gift is to Photoshop a friend's head into a movie poster

You recognize default fonts, actions, and brushes when used in advertising

Nikon vs. Canon is as big a deal as the Hatfields vs. the McCoys

Mac vs. PC is big a deal as Capulets vs. Montagues

You have multiple files with the same name at different stages of completion

You get more excited about a Wacom tablet than an IPad

Your daughters are going to be named; Helvetica, Ariel and Lorem Ipsum


If I thought more I could probably make a longer list but you have a go add to the list, let's see how long we can make this thing. :)
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XFrozentearzX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah the list is so true =D
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poseidonsimons Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
You Might be a Photographer if.....

You spend more time prepping your camera gear than you do prepping your makeup
well I dont wear makeup :P

You care more about buying an underwater housing for your camera than a bathing suit for yourself
indeed

People call you the "paparazzi" and proceed to sing Lady Gaga to you
lol almost

You constantly have a smudged makeup raccoon eye from hold a camera up to your face
not yet

You look at eyes in makeup ads to figure out how the models were lit
or how much photoshop was used

You get mad that the spot healing brush and liquefy tool does not exist in real life for use on your face
oh yes

Comic Sans makes you shutter more than a horror movie
lol yes

Your purse is your camera bag
well I have no purse. Instead I just throw my wallet in my camera bag

You critique every magazine cover you see
or every picture

You care more about the cover art on CD's than the music itself
no. But I do like t check out the artwork

Pop-up flash is your enemy
ugh yes

You take your friends photos from facebook and retouch them
no I have my own pictures to worry about

You wish you could Photograph your own wedding
weddings hisssss

Your idea of a birthday gift is to Photoshop a friend's head into a movie poster
lol good idea thanks

You recognize default fonts, actions, and brushes when used in advertising
yup

Nikon vs. Canon is as big a deal as the Hatfields vs. the McCoys
not really,. I realize but brands are great - same for mac vs windows and metallica vs iron maiden) (im a Nikon btw)

Mac vs. PC is big a deal as Capulets vs. Montagues
see above. Personally i had experience with windows and macs, but I prefer windows. I won;t go into argument, each chooses his own tools they feel more comfy with

You have multiple files with the same name at different stages of completion
lol yes but I delete those once the file is finished

You get more excited about a Wacom tablet than an IPad
yes. Also, ipads suck

Your daughters are going to be named; Helvetica, Ariel and Lorem Ipsum
my pets. I hate kids


If I thought more I could probably make a longer list but you have a go add to the list, let's see how long we can make this thing. :)
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ExiledSeraph6 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"You spend more time prepping your camera gear than you do prepping your makeup"


You're right. It takes me half a day to prep for an important shoot, yet I spend hardly any time powdering my facial hair. :D
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CantPickaName735 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, my purse is my camera bag. xD
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I forgot to mention this very important one :D
A gorgeous woman with a digital SLR brushes by you — and you only notice her camera and what kind of lens she has.
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georgewjohnson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, even my wife knows this to be true when she catches me looking! :laughing:
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha I'll admit I usually still notice the woman as well but usually the camera's the first thing :D
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your world is a blur, but the subjects around you are in focus.....
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:iconvargson:
Vargson Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
... are able to take the picture you want in only one shot.
... you get angry whenever you see people walking around with a dslr, obviously not having a clue what they are doing, but thinking that their pictures will be good because they have a dslr.
... when you stop shooting the second people realize that you are taking pictures and start acting/posing for it.
... you buy a more expensive camera because you know that yours is not able to unleash your full potential.
... you hate the phrase "Yes, I am a photographer, too.".
... you know that it takes actual effort to take a good photo and that just pointing your smartphone at something mildly interesting won't do the trick.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
You just bought six bricks of film and are worried that it might not last through the next two weeks.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
You just bought six bricks of film and are worried that it might not last through the next two weeks.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
You get more excited about a Wacom tablet than an IPad: that's the only one.
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CoreyEacret Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You can't look at a beautiful sunset on a date without kicking yourself for having not brought your camera

then

That happened enough that you now carry your DSLR everywhere... I mean, everywhere
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha that's awesome! I'm always scared for any sort of dinner or event I'm going to ruin it by running off to find a good composition :D
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CoreyEacret Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I got the DA Pro camera bag, and I now literally carry my camera with me everywhere xD
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha that's awesome! What do your dates think of you having a big ole camera with you everywhere? :D
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CoreyEacret Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have made dates out of teaching photography... granted I am still single....
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha haven't thought about that one before :D Just have to find the right girl I guess :P
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh so true...
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:icongeorgewjohnson:
georgewjohnson Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
...you can take and listen to criticism from others, even on your best shots.
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georgewjohnson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
...convince wife/husband/partner that having new camera kit will allow you to capture the family, especially the kids if you have any, in much better quality but ultimately you end up shooting birds, trees, bears, rocks, flowers, in fact anything but family members!
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Neiot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...you pose for a photograph even if you don't want to.
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Delahkel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
You learn to cook, just so you can have full control over your food photography, but convince your already-mad-at-you-for-spending-too-much-time-on-photography girlfriend/wife that you've learned cooking to be romantic with her.
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operaghost Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional
You are willing to take 5000 shots of same object just to catch that image you had in mind.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013

You know what the Scheimpflug principle is and can explain it.

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Delahkel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
lol, had to google it...and get nightmares back from math classes in highschool.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I doubt anyone here actually uses it, except a few of the really dedicated large format photographers.
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Delahkel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
I've always wanted to try large format photography, but never could justify the cost (considering I'd have to import it, since no one here seems to have it on sale) of the equipment for something I won't be using regularly :(
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Well, there are a few used large format cameras that actually don't cost that much. Calumets, Orbits, Speed Graphics...
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Delahkel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh, interesting, thanks for the suggestions, I shall look into them.
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georgewjohnson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You realise how many hits the Wiki page has just taken?! :laughing:

I admit I've heard of it ( something to do with focusing? ) but had to look it up.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
It is a way of photographing things so that they appear like the opening text in the movie Star Wars.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
You live your life out of backpacks and spend more time with animals than humans.
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:icongeorgewjohnson:
georgewjohnson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
...You'd rather watch documentaries on Stieglitz, Uelsmann or Adams than the latest Twilight, Dexter or Strictly Come X-Factor or whatever those "talent" shows are called!

...Xmas consists of handing over a list of bizarre looking objects and places to buy them, to loved ones as suggestions for Xmas gifts.

...You learned to read meteorology charts so you could spend at least 5 minutes a day studying the weekly forecasts to plan your next shoot.

...Your smartphone has one game, the free copy of Angry Birds but it does have 45 photographer assistance apps like DoF calculators, lighting, ephemeris, mapping and GPS apps!
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Delahkel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha, so true on the phone one XD
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012

... you bought a big freezer just for film and paper, because you were running out of space for food in the one in the kitchen.

... your photography gear costs more than your house.

... you have a room in your house just for photography gear. You have another room for a studio. You can't see your bed anymore for the cameras piled on it and you sleep on the couch.

 

 

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Xcetera Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
...when you try to explain to another person that being badly nearsighted is like seeing at f/2.0 before you realize that they probably don't know what the hell you're talking about.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
bwahahahaaha :D thats awesome!
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LacieMelhart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
OMG YES. I'm nearsighted too, and it's the worst when you're trying to do outdoor photos when it's cold. EVERYTHING FOGS UP. I can only hold my breath for so long ._.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I take it your camera does not have a diopter adjustment?
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JoseAvilaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think my adjuster goes as high as -5.5.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
For most cameras, at least the ones they made years ago, you could get stronger viewfinder lenses.
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LacieMelhart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
It does I just haven't bothered with it because most of my subjects are usually far away and moving at a fair rate of speed and I'd need my glasses to see them instead of searching through a lens x3
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Kintarotpc Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
...You see nothing wrong with spending months of saved money on a tube with glass in it but cringe at the thought of spending four dollars on some new socks.

...You've ever laid down on the floor and nearly been stepped on just to get one picture.

...You have been stepped on, but didn't address it until you finished getting your shot.

...You've left the house at two in the morning, driven in the darkest of night and camped out where the light doesn't reach for hours, had an unsatisfactory sunrise, and shrugged it off.

...When it rains, you run outside to take photos.
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photomark Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
""You've left the house at two in the morning, driven in the darkest of night and camped out where the light doesn't reach for hours, had an unsatisfactory sunrise, and shrugged it off.""

so many times ...sigh
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georgewjohnson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
"...You've left the house at two in the morning, driven in the darkest of night and camped out where the light doesn't reach for hours, had an unsatisfactory sunrise, and shrugged it off."

Amen brother!
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Story of my life lol. Next tripp is the amazon forrest where its warm and everything can kill you. At least it beats -22 degree c weather!
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foreverCTY Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... when it's any weather that's not normal and you run outside and take pictures. on that note..

... when it's raining and you fabricate a waterproof housing using a ziploc bag and a couple of rubber bands.
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georgewjohnson Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
....you keep the camera in the bag and check the scene/subject with your eyes before putting a camera to your face.

....you never look down your nose at another photographer just 'cos their camera cost a 1/10th of yours.

....you set your camera to RAW when it came out the box and you've never changed it since.

....you've never had even the slightest urge to upload a single image of a cut bunny/kitten/puppy/hamster.

....you know your best pictures are yet to come.

....you realised long ago that simply flipping an image to BW will not create an instant Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Agency style masterpiece, just a colourless version of a colour picture.

....when pushed you can see more faults in your own images than everyone else's put together.
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