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So You Have An Expensive Camera? by Sarah-BK So You Have An Expensive Camera? by Sarah-BK
This is basically a sarcastic t-shirt - it is aimed at all those who buy an expensive camera or SLR, only for the sole reason of calling themselves photographers and thinking they're great because of it. By all means, there are thousands of people with expensive cameras, but they do them justice, so this is not aimed at you! And then there are those with the cheaper cameras, and yet still take beautiful photos! :D

It always makes me wonder what makes a person a photographer, but it definitely doesn't stop at having a good camera - this is what I tried to express with this design. Being an awesome photographer is beyond just having expensive equipment.

I really hope you like it! :D
Please click "I'd Wear This"! I know I don't have many watchers so getting to the second round seems a little impossible, but there's nothing wrong with trying I suppose :meow:

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Edit - Wow, thank you for all your support so far! Never thought I'd get such a great response :hug: Also, please make sure that if you do like the t-shirt, to click "I'd wear this!" - that is the vote that counts, then it is optional if you would like to add it to your favorites (though, more favorites means it will be more popular and more people will see it!) :D. THANK YOU SO MUCH ONCE AGAIN! :heart:

Edit 2 - Even BIGGER wow.. I'm amongst the top 50 favorites! :O :squee: I just hope with voting this is also true :D Once again, thank you to every single person for your comments and faves!


Oh, and another thing - this quote has been in my head for aages. Apparently, a meme had recently been made which was on the same topic, because someone found it for me and showed it to me... otherwise I had no idea it existed :) Though it may seem somewhat similar to my quote, it is not the same - I make no reference to the professionalism of a photographer. It still remains my own quote with my own thoughts which led to it (which had been thought of long before memes were even a thing, and hey, great minds think alike :D), and in my own words :)
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coffeenoir Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am trying to get my little t-shirt shop back up and running, perhaps we could collaborate? I like this a lot, and this kind of thought has crossed my mind before.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That's cool c:

Sure - I still wish I'd managed to get this printed but none of the sites I tried to get it set up on really worked out. If you'd like to make this design into t-shirts it would be a great collab... I'm certainly keen :)
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coffeenoir Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that you are not in a hurry, but I am very excited about doing them. :D
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Nah, not in a hurry - as you can see, I've had this design up on dA for quite a while now ;)

Just let me know when you're ready to get some designs up and we'll discuss further! Will be cool though for sure c:
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nylonboy89 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful! I don't have the MONEY to buy a good camera, but I still think that my pictures are, at least, good. 
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!

Isn't money always the problem? ^^; Often money is in the wrong hands...

Your last landscape shot is FANTASTIC!
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nylonboy89 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thank you for the nice words. I try, there are still many things to learn :) Nod 

Anyways, this deviation is fantastic.
Again, 
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Mission-46 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Great T!!!! I have been a hobbyist photographer for over 30 yrs. I have over 10 film cameras (bodies with multiple lenses). I hope to get my manual prime lenses over to digital. I bought the camera you have. I love this camera!!! I call her M.A.D.dy, men name their expensive toys, but not a toy, a passion. I have a camera, almost everywhere I go (I drive my family crazy, lol). Tc and God bless
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Longer than I've been alive! My father was a hobbyist photographer in his days - and he still has his film camera and a few lenses too - but I've never used it myself :) Must have been interesting for you to make the switch to digital!

Same here! I'm always the one people turn to for photos - and if I don't have a camera they give me theirs to do the job anyway ;P It is truly a passion I agree - and you seem to have lived with it longer than I have :)
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Jaypawfan1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I WANT
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately theres no T-shirt available ^^; Don't know where to get it printed..

But thanks :)
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bilmaw Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice design...

check out my designs and vote if you like them:

The more you see... (black)
The more you see... (white)
Create with your heart... (black)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
I will!
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wook-stwoo Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
even i agree with you a bit, i think that's impossible to buy cheep camera because good camera is really expensive one...
i was browsing for one and...believe it or not, i would rather buy used car than to invest in all equipment that i would have to...idk why cameras are so expensive...idk what's on camera body except sensor that is soooo expensive...ok, optics are...but body...:S
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, investing in good camera equipment is fine if you really love photography and you know how to use the stuff to make it worth the money :) It's true however, maybe cameras are a bit too pricey at times, but by all means they have their plusses over the cheaper cameras :)
Though that wasn't the point here - it's just that some people do end up buying expensive cameras and then think they can do miracles and take awesome shots and call themselves photographers, when in actual fact they just don't have it in them..
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wook-stwoo Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, i know what you are talking about...
i got my first pro cam when i was 3 yo or so :D
back then pro cams was cheaper, lot cheaper and my dad got me one :D
i have shots in my gallery :D of my tools...
at the moment, in my gallery, all shots there, are made with my phones...:D and no way that i will take pro one with me as long as there's one phone with good camera :D ;)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Was it one of the first dSLRs? xD

Well yeah, once they realised there was a high demand, and because things kept on being improved on, would explain the rise in price :)

True! It's good to have a camera phone handy :P Though for my better pics, I prefer using a camera proper :)
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wook-stwoo Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nope it was one of first SLRs (analog) :D - [link] just black one, there's whole story in description :D

from this morning, i have carl zeiss 12.1mpx - [link] in my pocket, so i am pretty ok with it :D (i messed adding exif to image, but i have 12 instead of 8 ;) :D)
so, why should i invest minimally 500usd in 7-8mpx canon or nikon? :D
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha wow! :D
That's cool, as long as it suits your needs ;)

Well, I actually invested about 1000USD (approximately, because I use Euro :D) to get some camera equipment, but it's because I felt a pocket camera or phone didn't quite cover my requirements :) Definitely not to show off or to call myself a photographer though..
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wook-stwoo Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm, idk but 500eur for cam...i would rather buy sensor and modify my zenit (99% would have better quality and larger photo)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
But not everyone who's capable of taking decent photos is also capable of making their own cameras :P I'm sure that's what I'd have done if I was that good! :D
Though it's not only a matter of sensors - different lenses are useful for different photos :)
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Sketch-Silver Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD its so true tho, I love how you used the font ^.^

please check out mine->[link]
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
I will! :)
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tinkerwho Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Photographer
im an amateur photographer so wearing this shirt would be funny and ironic
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tinkerwho Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Photographer
im an amateur photographer so wearing this shirt would be funny and ironic
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm no expert either :) But I don't go around saying I'm a photographer because of my camera ;)
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Shamira0910 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
[link] VOTE FOR ME!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's nice, but it's not typography :)
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Akahon Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
lol, funny! i voted
check out my acrostic design and vote!
[link]
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
Not too sure yours fits in the print area though..
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Nothing4Free Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I voted for you!
Vote for me too?
[link]
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
I'll check them out :)
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Nothing4Free Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;3
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joolinakathleen Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, I'd wear this!

Check out mine: [link]
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Mrilm Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats a straight shot quote for those who flaunt their expensive camera things towards budding photographers. I liked the camera-thing especially!

Voted.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah! Though they do come in handy, but they don't make a budding photographer have any more skills if they don't have the talent to start with of course..
Thank you! :D
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neurotype Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I did see this on quickmeme :O hopefully they don't DQ because of it...I like the camera :lol:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
But I don't know who made the meme, for all I know it was a friend I told this to who made it. Still doesn't make the quote his/hers, but just the one who took it and made a meme of it.. but anyways it would have been nice participating anyway I suppose :)
Thank you!
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PurgatoryDean Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would totally wear this since I love being an asshole XD
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha! Well, I do occasionally like being mean too =P And thanks! :D
Pretty icon btw :)
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CoFFeeZomBee Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'd wear this :aww:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay! :D
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waterwings19 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really would!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha thanks! :hug:
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neloch Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Photographer
I love this! It reminds me of a story I once heard! Same sort of quote but using it the other way round :P "A photographer goes to a dinner party one night, the host says 'You're an amazing photographer, you must have a great camera!' The photographer said nothing. At the end of the night after the meal he turned to the host 'Tat was a lovely dinner! You must have a great stove!'"

Got to love it xD Great design! I'd definately wear this! :D
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahahaha! Good one! :D True, same sort of concept xD
Thanks and I'm glad! :D
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AFOPhotography Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Photographer
Are you actually having these printed because I really wonna wear this!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, if I am one of the three winning entries then yes, it would be sold in the deviantWEAR section :) The more votes I get, the more likely it will happen :D
If not, well I've never really gone about making t-shirt prints, but if someone told me how, I would make it available! :D Thanks!
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AFOPhotography Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Photographer
I've posted into a journal entry :D
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