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    Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    "Today, many photographers prefer to categorize themselves in self-assigned niches. News photographers hardly talk to sports photographers anymore. Everybody has their group, association, blogs, and forums.
    Photography has its social classes, almost like a feudal society. It has its kings and knights, its jesters and courtesans, and of course, the peasants.
    So where do you rank on the totem pole of photo-snobbery? Here’s a quick take, starting with the photographers most respected (by snobs) –"


    See where you rank....

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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    Definitely jester/peasant.
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    There isn't a diletante group for me
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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    There isn't a brand name associated with any (Nikon photographer, Leica photographer, Lumix videographer..) ?

    The list is full of hyphenated photography.

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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    Actually, I'm not busy every day(hardly ever) with paid work, so strike "peasant" -- Jester it is!
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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    Corporate photographer ranks above wedding photographer?
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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    I am a 12. Happy to look at photos from other people, but I rarely post my own.

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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    Corporate photographer ranks above wedding photographer?
    Oh Yes, Absolutely . . . we all know that don't we?

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    I guess that camera-addicted experimenter ranks down somewhere around hedgehogs.
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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    Too true, Bob. Also, that hand in your avatar, is that your wife trying to keep you away from the camera store?
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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Anderson View Post
    Too true, Bob. Also, that hand in your avatar, is that your wife trying to keep you away from the camera store?
    No, one of my models.
    I have thought of asking Tiffany to take out a restraining order against my wife, but they would probably think it was just bad business.
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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    Is there a photo gear-slut category?
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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    I personally know a couple people that fit that category/club I see one every time I look in a mirror..
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    I'm afraid to look.
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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Is there a photo gear-slut category?
    I am about to get kicked out of this club.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    News photographers hardly talk to sports photographers anymore.
    that's not true--most sports photographers are also news photographers. sports is just another assignment...

    anyway, to answer the question, I rank in "The Too Poor To Read The Leica Discussion Forum Club (I tried once, but immediately got a call from the bank canceling my credit card)" much less be able to afford going to a workshop (is there a club for that too?)

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    Re: Where Do You Rank with Photography Snobs?

    As a photographer I am bar room pianist.... I can knock out a vaguely recognisable tune but will never play Carnegie Hall.....

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