Some buy camera for their hobby (photography).
Some buy camera for their hobby (non-photography) like toy model, aquarium
Some buy camera cos it looks cool
Some buy to camwhore
Some buy because its their rice bowl
Some are simply gadget collector
Who are we to judge who is deserving to own a camera?
And the fact that they are willing to spend time to look at pictures implies that they are passionate in photo taking isn't it?
No passion cannot own camera???
If someone now gives you a camera as a gift, suddenly you are not a passionate photographer? Passion is not measured by who gives you the equipment, bro.
So far what annoys me most is seeing a lot of people who think they are very good and talented. Aww... and I'm overwhelmed by the amount of "experts" on this forum
does your passion has anything to do with what others have (what cameras they own) or do(how the way they shoot)?
what does others' passion has anything to do with you?
are they step into your frame? or making noises while you compose your shots? or flash their flash while you making an exposure?
No? than why bother so much??
Everyone has to start somewhere, and the current generation are just more fortunate to start young
Give our future youngsters the benefit of the doubt, and a break!
I see nothing wrong with TS. But may I suggest if you see friends with good gears, with or without passion, please just congratulate them for their wonderful gears. Not the other way round thinking they don't deserve one.
Actually, it does irk me a little.. but it's fine. I've seen some really nice shots from them as well.. I admit, there are those that buy D7000s or 550Ds and just use it on auto and pop up flash.. but I realized that it's their money. I guess I would be pissed if i was a pro and lost business to a kid doing that.. but other than that.. there might be some hidden talent among the younger crowd with cameras bought by parents..
What drives your passion? Do you even know? If you base it on nothing more than suffering, that's really silly, it's like saying that if I throw 20 tonnes of durians on myself and walk through fire for another person it means I really love them a lot.
If you are really passionate, you won't say "oh, I have to save so hard". It's just a necessary thing you have to do. Just like if you want to get the job done and have to walk through mud, etc, you won't harp about it. It's just a means to an end to you. Empty vessels often make the most noise.
Do you know them?
Have you been rich before and bought a sports car? Are you saying all rich people are the same, and all rich people buy these things for feeling superior and looking cool?
You seem like a very unhappy person, my suggestion is to spend your time engaging in more positivity.
bang bang bang.
lol i thought this was a dead horse already...
nvm. lets flog it more!
Funny... I wonder what was TS actually angry about... sure there are teenagers and there are well to do teenagers who could afford a DSLR (don't care who pay for it). And how the hell TS actually know who is passionate and who is not. Just because he/she had to work hard and fight for whatever he/she like doesn't automatically make others who could get that thing easy as not passionate and annoying.
I shoot bad pictures of xmm with high end gear.
don't ever give any gifts to ts, it will make him less passionate.
Last edited by lostsole; 19th July 2011 at 10:50 AM.
be more positive... people have passion or not its their business, most important its yourself... just heck care lo..