If you ever wanted to know how to upset a photographer, here’s a few ways

Sep 5, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

If you ever wanted to know how to upset a photographer, here’s a few ways

Sep 5, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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There are some things that one just shouldn’t do or say to a photographer. Doing so is bound to upset them. Sometimes it’s just that they don’t know any better, but often it’s a lack of simple common decency.

In this video from Lok Cheung, we see some absolutely perfect examples of how to not act around a photographer. Lok is joined by his good buddy Warren Ng, acting as our antagonist in this little story. If I didn’t know he was just pretending, I might have liked him a little less after watching this.

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I’ve experienced quite a few of these over the years, although nobody’s ever just picked up my camera and started using it. Mostly, I don’t give them the opportunity to be able to do so. But if it happened, I can say with some certainty that I wouldn’t respond too kindly.

The other stuff, though, I just don’t let it get to me. The poor innocent fools just don’t know any better. They’re not photographers.

But, if you have a friend that does this, be sure to show them this video. Maybe they’ll get the hint.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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6 responses to “If you ever wanted to know how to upset a photographer, here’s a few ways”

  1. Franco Kailsan Avatar
    Franco Kailsan

    or smudge the lens with your fingers ! #PetPeeve

  2. Dennis Stachel Avatar
    Dennis Stachel

    Yes, someone grabbed my camera, a total noob, and I yelled at him. I had to.

  3. Nixzi Tibbitts Avatar
    Nixzi Tibbitts

    “No way” I hate that moment when some one grabs my camera ??

  4. Linus Reuer Avatar
    Linus Reuer

    but some questions questions are quite alright imo… for example if they want to know why i chose the gear i did without prejudices… it depends on the situation of course but i like it when someone shows interest in my hobby :)

  5. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    “Wow you must have a really nice camera!”

  6. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    “Oh you took your lens cap off, that reminds me to aggressively spray some more OFF.”

    If you spray OFF near my lens, you will have to have that can extracted from your …