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Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby maccab36 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:41 pm

I'm interested in joining a camera photographic club in Brisbane (City or Northside) :)

Can some one point me in the right direction. :arrow:
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby the foto fanatic on Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:39 am

Brisbane Camera Group - they meet at Albion:
http://www.brisbanecameragroup.org.au/
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby maccab36 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:52 am

the foto fanatic wrote:Brisbane Camera Group - they meet at Albion:
http://www.brisbanecameragroup.org.au/

Thank you, I'll check them out.
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby brianscott on Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:00 pm

Hey guys thanks for sharing this with us.
I'm a Qld photographer who is that desperate for business that I feel I have to hire spammers from India and spam local photographic sites in order to try to attract custom. But spammers are dumb, and the 'togs on this site are all better than I am.
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby biggerry on Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:07 pm

Hey guys thanks for sharing this with us.
Signaturesunshine coast photographer portrait


http://luella-photography.com.au/

you have to be joking right, surely you are not a photographer trying to spam on a photography forum...correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby stubbsy on Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:00 am

brianscott wrote:Hey guys thanks for sharing this with us.

An unusual first post as is your signature block touting your photography business to a bunch of photographers. That may make sense if you were a regular here and people knew you, but it's unusual for a newbie.
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby gstark on Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:59 am

stubbsy wrote:
brianscott wrote:Hey guys thanks for sharing this with us.

An unusual first post as is your signature block touting your photography business to a bunch of photographers. That may make sense if you were a regular here and people knew you, but it's unusual for a newbie.


It's also very stupid, as most spammers are. In this case the "user" is located in India, as per their DNS lookup ...

Code: Select all
inetnum: 122.169.32.0 - 122.169.35.255
netname: ABTS-WEST-DSL-9376-mum
descr: ABTS-MUMBAI
descr: 6th Floor, Interface, Bldg No 7, Link Road,
descr: Malad (W),
descr: Mumbai
descr: Maharashtra
descr: India


So, this idiot goes and pays money to these morons in India to go and tout for business for him, and they go and spam a site of photographers, and pretty well most of them are way better (photographically speaking) than he is too.

It's pretty well true: buy a semi-high end camera, set up a website, and you can call yourself a photographer. Fortunately, there is no substitute for actual photography skills, and sadly, that's not what we're seeing here.

Who's surprised at this set of outcomes? Not I. :)
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Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby Wink on Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:09 am

Semi high end camera... You must be going for the cream of the crop Gary!
I just went to a wedding where the hired photographer was sporting a 350D and using the pop up flash!
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby gstark on Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:23 am

Just talking about the typical dickhead who thinks that having a camera means they know how to take photos. Like the hired gun at the wedding you mention. 350D for "duh"!

But you've got to wonder about the (absence of) business acumen of some idiot who thinks that hiring people in India to spam irrelevant (to his business) websites in order to try to tout his absence of photography and business skills.

May many spores of mould grow all over his glass, rendering it only capable of producing "artistic" images. :)
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby ATJ on Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:09 am

They'll get their payback (Karma if you like). They have their email and mobile number on their website. May the spammers find this.
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby gstark on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:40 am

Here's the calibre of person we're dealing with. I sent, through their website, an email letting them know that they were spamming people. I also let them know how I felt about it. :)

Here's the response ...

luella spong wrote:
im sorry if you have been spamed. im a young working mum and would never spam anybodys website intentionally. thankyou for your rude and hutful email, i will forward it onto the people who host my website and let them know there is a problem.


How many grammatical and spelling errors are there here? And she's totally clueless about how the interwebs work.

Young working mum? I think I've definitely nailed it in terms of the type of 'tog she is.
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Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby Wink on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:22 pm

Should've guessed... It seems like every stay at home mum with a DSLR is a wedding photographer.
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby the foto fanatic on Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:43 pm

Rude & hurtful email?

How about the unconscionable spamming?

Dozy bitch!
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Re: Camera/Photographic Clubs in Brisbane.

Postby gstark on Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:15 am

the foto fanatic wrote:Rude & hurtful email?


That must've been someone else. My email was "rude and hutful".

I responded to that comment with something along the lines of "good". :)

How about the unconscionable spamming?


Exactly. But she doesn't seem to associate that with her behaviour; she's wanting to take it up with her webhosts. I've suggested to her that it's perhaps related to the so-called seo experts that she may have employed in order to try to boost her web ranking.

Bloody idiots.
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