Sunday, May 04, 2008

12 Steps of Measurebator's Anonymous

This humorous message must have some relevance to night photography. That's why I'm posting it, here. It was posted to the DPReview Nikon SLR Lens Talk Forum by user LisaLisaB. She calls it the "12 Steps of Measurebator's Anonymous" ("measurebators" refers to people who are obsessed with pixel-peeping: analyzing the maximum resolution of digital photographs).

1. We admitted that we were powerless over pixel-peeping and that our photography had become unmanageable.

2. We came to believe that a power greater than MTF charts and 300% crops could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our attentions towards actually taking photographs.

4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our all our lenses, and decided to use the ones WE like no matter what the pundits say.

5. Admitted to ourselves that spending more money on gear will NOT make us better photographers.

6. We were entirely ready to quit letting the lens snobs make our decisions for us.

7. Humbly take an honest look at the shortcomings in our photography and realize that our gear is not the problem--we are.

8. Made a list of all people we had harmed in photography forums by dispensing mostly useless advice about buying the latest and greatest.

9. Made direct amends to such people, except when to do so would injure their photography.

10. Continued to take personal inventory on the opinions we dispense to others, and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through actual image making and post-processing to improve our conscious contact with the art of photography, praying only for the ability to improve our skills regardless of the gear we use.

12. Our photography having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps we tried to carry this message to the pixel-peepers and measurebators who still suffer and to stamp out this disease wherever possible.


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