04-15-2017 05:04 AM - edited 04-15-2017 05:05 AM
BTW, that was post 7,179 if you are still counting!
Mate - at around 20 posts per day for a whole year, I think your cover is up. I very much doubt you ever use any of that gear you say you have. You simply wouldn't have the time.
04-15-2017 09:16 AM - edited 04-16-2017 09:46 AM
"I think your cover is up."
Darn, I thought the witness protection program would have concealed me but I see not. I hope you don't make as make false assumptions about other folks as you do on this forum. You must be wrong a lot of the time. Another reason why your lens falls off from user error!
BTW, I am not your - mate!
04-15-2017 03:03 PM
I’m a friend of a fellow New York pro photographer, Sportspro, who had been unitl recently an occasional contributor to this thread. Apparently he’s been ostracized from this forum after making an innocuous response to eebiggs about his pledge to treat other posters with respect and then immediately going back to the insults. ebiggs: “I will try to show a little more courtesy to you two but I think I am well qualified to comment on this issue. I have seen your type many times. One day you buy a high dollar camera and next week you are experts. Nice! Your complaint is nonsense. Learn how to use your camera and stop whining about it.” So much for courtesy. Sportspro and I both take our dogs to the same dog park in Greenwich Village where we sit on the benches, shoot the breeze and tracking shots with long lenses. Along with Walter Iooss Jr. and Neil Leifer, Sportspro is one of the greatest action photographers of his (my) generation – lots of covers for SI, ESPN The Magazine, Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly and editorial and advertising shoots for every major athletic apparel and footwear manufacturer. He’s a serious man. Speaking for myself, ebiggs is the one who should stop making assumptions about who’s an expert. Maybe, just maybe, others are also qualified to comment.
04-16-2017 09:55 AM
"Maybe, just maybe, others are also qualified to comment."
You are certainly right. I do apologize if any statement was condescending to anyone. It is the nature of an emotionless post as opposed to face to face. But being in this business as long as I have, I have seen the overnight experts. They abound and are prolific on the ole inner web. Still no matter what the problem the first place to look is the person behind the camera. Of course cameras are not fool-proof. Accidents can and will happen.
All I can say is, I am sorry if anyone was offended. There are plenty of rude peopel here and I don't want to be one.