10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

How to annoy photography snobs: 10 Great shots from compact cameras

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Lots of photo snobs like to trot out the mantra that it’s the photographer that makes the image, not the camera.

But that doesn’t stop them flaunting their top of the range camera at any opportunity or regaling anyone who’ll listen with the tale of the near religious experience when they once touched a Leica M3.

So nothing riles them than when they gaze upon a great image and ask about the settings that were used to capture it only to be told ‘I dunno, I just pressed the button on my compact’.

Of course the truth is that advanced cameras give you more control so there’s more opportunity to be creative, but there is no substitute for a good eye and a creative mind when taking photographs.

And even if you know exactly what settings you used, you don’t need to tell them.

PAGE 1 – How to annoy a photography snob: 01 Blown-out highlights
PAGE 2 – How to annoy a photography snob: 02 Soft images
PAGE 3 – How to annoy a photography snob: 03 Visible noise
PAGE 4 – How to annoy a photography snob: 04 Shooting portraits from below eye-level
PAGE 5 – How to annoy a photography snob: 05 No eye contact
PAGE 6 – How to annoy a photography snob: 06 Colourcasts
PAGE 7 – How to annoy a photography snob: 07 Converging verticals
PAGE 8 – How to annoy a photography snob: 08 Tilting horizons
PAGE 9 – How to annoy a photography snob: 09 Imperfect joins
PAGE 10 – How to annoy a photography snob: 10 Great shots from compact cameras

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