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06-12-2015, 04:46 PM   #31
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another hit&run poster, it seems.. one that didn't read the "why I won't buy a K-3" thread.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bagga_Txips Quote
To be a "real professional" you must:

1. Always use a full frame camera, preferably Nikon. Never mind about medium format, that is for posers. Two Nikons , or even three, is better, but only use the one that you know where the on/off switch is. All cameras should have the biggest available lens mounted. Always wear all of your cameras. P is for professional, so always use your camera, sorry, your No kin, in P mode.
2. Always use a battery grip, but never use portrait orientation.
3. Always keep a flashgun mounted on the camera, but never take flash photos.
4. Always carry your camera over your shoulder mounted on the largest tripod you can carry, but when taking the shot you must stab at the shutter release.
5. All your lenses should be long, fast aperture, and above all they must be white or light grey. Zooms are recommended.
6. Because you have a fast lens overexposure is frequent, so 100x100 ND filters are necessary. Real professionals use Lee filters. These protect your lens, so never remove them. ND1000 are the best.
7. You need a professional bag. Bags with wheels are best. If the bag seems to be too big for your gear, buy more, bigger lenses.
8. It is a good idea to have an assistant. Online marriage bureau websites are perfect for this.

Others may give you different advice to the above, but that is because they are not really professionals.

Just kidding, of course.
I had someone say 1 and parts of 5 and 6 to me ....seriously. like he called me an idiot because I said my wedding photographer used a nikon d200. I just didn't get it' but no one would hire me for a wedding if I didnt use 2 ff cameras (not that I wanted to do weddings, he was just informing me of that, being a lowly amatuer, I needed to be told, just in case I ever wanted to consider it in the future) a poor high school student was asking for help and went on about how she shouldnt be allowed to.shoot without memorizing a dof chart first.

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