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Seven Levels of Photography

Vic . , Dec 22, 2003; 03:01 p.m.

Many have read this already, but for those who haven't, this is great stuff from Ken Rockwell's fabulous website. For the holiday season, before equipment goes on sale and you rush out to buy it:

The Seven Levels of Photographers

Why Your Camera Does Not Matter


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Jerry Freeman , Dec 22, 2003; 03:34 p.m.

Rockwell just doesn't get it. :) ...jf

M . , Dec 22, 2003; 03:42 p.m.

Very interesting reading. Thanks, Vic.

Chad Marek , Dec 22, 2003; 04:44 p.m.

Very good.

It all boils down to this: are you here and spending money on photography because you get to play with the toys or because you get to communicate with images.

If it is the former, Ken is wrong. If it is the later, Ken is right.

I think Ken is right.


Charles Barcellona , Dec 22, 2003; 05:11 p.m.

A barely interesting read...

Hans Beckert , Dec 22, 2003; 05:12 p.m.

Who wants to be 'just as good as the pros'?

A pathetic aspiration.

H. P. , Dec 22, 2003; 05:40 p.m.

It's the sort of joke that's been done better and a lot more briefly by others.

Maria S. , Dec 22, 2003; 06:35 p.m.

Sorry Vic but why on earth would you impose Ken Rockwell's wisdoms upon Leica owners forum? To make them all feel bad, lol? I don't think this will work -- Mr.Rockwell's website makes for the 4th grade-level reading and photos posted there suck.

Marc Williams , Dec 22, 2003; 08:08 p.m.

Ahhhh, if it were only true.

BTW, what was the name of the violin Pearlman plays?

I tried a throw-away at a wedding once. Pix were well composed and looked like crap. Tried a Contax 645 at a reception. AF never did lock on the people dancing. Got the EOS 1v out of the truck and caught every one from then on.

The right tool for the job to be done. That's what gear is about.

Vic . , Dec 22, 2003; 09:13 p.m.

Ken Rockwell has explained in the past that the "7 levels" article was an exagerrated satire, meant more for a big laugh than as a serious criticism. I'm sorry if it offended anyone. Don't take the world too seriously!

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