posted on Sep, 30 2012 @ 11:09 PM
Can we just sort something out about the whole "pro photographer angle"?
Professional photographers tend to take better pictures with a box with a pin hole in it than your normal everyday person does. It's photographers
take photos not cameras. This is something that crops up in every field of the "arts" my own in particular where there is the common misconception
that. if you give an amateur the best tools available it will turn them into a professional. It doesn't, by and large, better equipment just serves
to hi-light the amateurs lack of technique and amplify it to very obvious proportions.
A million and one people have a "recording studio" on their computer and how many new "Dark Side of the Moon" standard recordings, have you heard
made from those computers? It's not the "gear" it's the person using it that has the ability to, often, transcend it's apparent limitations.
Springer seems happy with the back story to the photographer's tale, maybe they are a very clever hoaxer, the chances right now, seem to suggest not
however, that can;t be totally ruled out. Once you look past that, the equipment they are using is really wholly irrelevant You could just as easily
ask, why would you lug ferociously expensive photographic gear on holiday when you're a photographer? You're on holiday just maybe, the last thing
you want to be bothered with is focal lengths, setting up sophisticated cameras and generally, anything more than, taking a few "snaps".