Don’t you get annoyed at least a bit when you show people a photo and the first thing they ask you is ‘what camera/equipment did you use?’? I put a few of mine as a desktop background at work (I work in a grey office, far from the window, and the view outside is of a shopping centre, so I put a few bright nature ones) – people assume they are stock and ask where I got them from; I tell them they’re mine, and they ask ‘what camera do you have’ – I show them my compact and their eyes pop out and start studying the camera :-) Not a single one asked me where I got them (a canal at the end of the office car park, a lunchtime walk by the Thames), or when (waiting for the train in the morning or passing by the port on holidays).
And then you meet the ’I’m into photography’ types, who take about 200 photos in a year, they took a course and are now looking for a DSLR – I take great pleasure in asking them ‘why do you want that camera, what sort of photos do you (want to) take?’ – there is a great silence, usually… They never thought about that.
Lots of people assume that the tools will do everything :-)
Let the debate begin :-)