How many photographer replaces a lightbulb?

Photo by Akos Kiss' photography blog

Photo by Akos Kiss’ photography blog

Question: How many photographers it takes to replace a light bulb?
Answer: Only one, but all the others say they would do it better.

There are more complicated answers for this question too as a parody of the photographer society and a criticism of the photographers commenting on Internet forums. I think this one sentence sums it all up.

Anyway psychologists know it the best: the light bulb has to want it too…

Photographers’ reactions:

  • 1 replaces the light bulb
  • 33 says they would do it better
  • 24 talk about having more emotions using film
  • 41 talk about this one should not do it himself yet, he should still learn it as an intern
  • 17 asks rethorical questions about “did he ever use a dark room”
  • 13 would not even lsiten
  • 4 would state how good it must be for that one

Photographers on forums:

  • 1 replaces the light bulb
  • 14 shares his experiences how light bulbs should be replaced
  • 7 warns for the dangers of replacing light bulbs
  • 7 complains for typos and gramatical errors
  • 5 criticises grammar nazis
  • 3 corrects the typos
  • 6 argues about if it should be “light bulb” or “lightbulb”
  • 2 professional photographers tells the others it is called a light
  • 15 tells they worked as professionals and that light bulb works  just fine
  • 19 tells this forum is not about light bulbs and asks the otehrs to discuss it elsewhere
  • 11 demand it is on topic to discuss replacing light bulbs as we all use light bulbs
  • 36 argue about which method is best for replacing a light bulb, where you can buy the best light bulb and what brand of light bulb can be used best with a certain technique and which brands are totally wrong
  • 7 shares websites where you can buy various types of light bulbs
  • 4 announces the addresses are wrong and shares the corrected ones
  • 3 shares other webshites he found using the previous links that may be interesting for others too
  • 13 quotes text from the linked sites and adds he agrees
  • 5 promise never to comment on a forum because they cannot follow the thread
  • 4 asks if this topic has been discussed before
  • 13 suggests using search if they are interested
  • 1 replies after 6 months and the entire discussion starts again from the beginning

Update: Originally I used a much more boring general light bulb photo in the post for illiustration (what for I still am thankful for Anton Fomkin from Flickr), but one warm summer day I realised how great this post would look with the photo used on Akos Kiss’ photography blog what he greatfully permitted me to use.

Readers Comments (2)

  1. Ilyenek lennénk? Ajjaj… És hányan vannak terepen és dolgoznak? :))

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