Watching other photographers

Sometimes the best height for the camera can't be had with just bending the knees, so this probably improved the composition tremendously. Photo by unknown source. Forwarded via emails.

I generally dislike having fun at other people’s expense.

But a good laugh is always a great way to start a day.

After all, photographers in the digital age are just pushing pixels around, recycling them, so we should be able to laugh at ourselves.

Photographers aren’t concerned about how they look when they’re concentrating on the viewfinder.

We’re not at all self-conscious of how silly we look.

What’s important is we’re getting the exact framing we want in the viewfinder.

I was sent these pictures via email by a dear friend. Rosita, thanks for sharing this.

In a country as populace as China, I bet there’s plenty of opportunity to find pictures like these.

Tell me which ones are your favorite under comments. I like the one above the best.

Normally I wouldn’t use a picture without permission but since these are attachments to those emails that are floating around in cyberspace and there is no way to contact the authors, I hope they don’t mind I use them here.

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11 thoughts on “Watching other photographers”

  1. DeeAnn,
    The one you like (below) was a close 2nd for me.

    I’m sure physical fitness plays a lot into good handholding technique especially when it’s a long lens. Always great to hear from you.

  2. My favorite is second, where photographer is in wide demi-plié.
    I do this one in the free weight room, call it plie squat.
    Photography is a physical work. Its obvious from these photos who is fit, and who is not. Does fitness of photographers affect quality in shooting? Seems a bit for the positions they can get into, out of, and fall from (tree limb).
    And now I don’t feel as silly in some of my positions.

  3. These were hilarious Pete! I do recognize myself in more than one (I’ve never split the crotch in my britches lol.)

    Thanks for sharing them!

  4. Hi Bev,
    You’re right about that. His expression, all serious and stoic, in that last vertical picture was funny. But on closer inspection, I noticed the tear/hole in this pants. I hope whoever took that picture warned our subject to get that stitched. 🙂

  5. These just made me aware of how goofy I look when shooting.

    A good laugh is a great way to start the day.

    I’m just wondering what picture the guy laying down in the front car is actually taking.

    Thanks for sharing Peter

  6. Tammy!
    Thanks for playing. I think many people may have missed this one. The very last image the vertical shows the photographer’s pants had a hole in the crotch area.

  7. Thanks for the correction Jo. I think I knew that actually, but I wouldn’t be as much fun if I was right all the time. 😉 Just ask my students.

  8. Don’t worry, Peter, now we can have some fun at YOUR expense: it’s populous, not populace. Populous is an adjective; populace is a noun.

    With love from The Last Librarian

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