Ten Reasons for the Superior Intellect of TV Photographers
1. We are smart enough to work for organizations that
provide us with company cars. Put the car
seat in and it doubles as the family van on weekends.
2. We don’t have to buy our own gear. On the
weekends we can freelance with it on wedding videos or adult
3. We haven’t shot film in 25 years. Of course
since the days of 3⁄4 inch there have been
at least 10 different tape formats, none of which we can agree
on. But this gives us the opportunity to upgrade our
gear every 7 years so that we can gloat over the other stations
in town with older gear.
4. We’re smart enough
to work with cute gal reporters.
5. We’re smart enough
to work with cute guy reporters. (If this is what floats
We don’t need no stinkin’ histograms to judge
exposure. “I could see a picture in the viewfinder,
what do you mean it’s overexposed?”
cameras are so sophisticated that the reporters can’t
use them to take snapshots.
8. We’d never be seen
carrying a Domke bag because we can carry more gear than
a Sherpa guide. Maybe this isn’t so smart,
but TV guys and gals make up for it with our virility.
9. We still know how to use
a tripod; and are smart enough to get the reporter to carry
10. TV shooters are so smart we can actually count backwards
With tongue in cheek from an anonymous