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In article<752ed345-a6bb-4ae8-ac9a-637ddb8d5449@googlegroups.com>,
Whisky-dave<whisky.dave@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > > > > > That would be one advantage that film has (and appropriate
> > > > > > > camera) is
> > > > > > > that
> > > > > > > you can take pictures without any form of electrical power.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > only if the camera has a mechanical shutter *and* the person guesses
> > > > > > the exposure correctly *and* the shutter is not out of adjustment.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Not difficult for someone that knows what they are doing, it's been
> > > > > done
> > > > > for
> > > > > years in the past. Someone that knows what they are doing could take a
> > > > > pretty
> > > > > good guess.
> > > > 
> > > > most people don't.
> > > 
> > > Then that's what seperate photographers from picture takers.
> > 
> > photographer means picture taker.
> 
> Not to those that know the difference.

there is no difference.

everyone who takes a photo, no matter how good or bad it may be, no
matter what the purpose of the photo is for, is a photographer, by
definition. obviously, some photographers are better than others, but
they are *all* photographers. 

> But if you consider all photos to be snaps and those that take selfies
> portrait artists, then I'm an  athelete .

that's not what i said. 

> > > > > > perhaps they could stop at an antique store prior to the journey to
> > > > > > find such a camera.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Well anyone that doesn't take enough batteries or a way to charge
> > > > > those
> > > > > batteries in a similar sitution might be better off with film at least
> > > > > they'll get a result something they won't get with dead batteries.
> > > > 
> > > > batteries are widely available.
> > > 
> > > I wouldn't rely on getting a canon or nikon battery for a DLSR at the top
> > > of
> > > machu picchu, have you been there ? I haven't but a friend has.
> > 
> > bring spare batteries before you go, along with hundreds of rolls of
> > film.
> 
> You should take what you need.

how do you know how much that is going to be? you don't.

it's better to have extra that goes unused than not enough and miss
opportunities.

> > don't blame nikon/canon for being unprepared.
> 
> I didn't, but don;t expect to buy the batteries you want at the top of machu
> picchu because there isn't one, there isnlt a michelin restaurant either.

that's why you prepare ahead of time.

> > meanwhile, those with digital cameras can shoot several thousand photos
> > on a memory card the size of a postage stamp, and in some cases, on a
> > single battery charge.
> 
> If they have charge in theior batteries if they have they'll get nothing on their memoery cards.

that's why they charge the batteries ahead of time.

if they aren't prepared, then they have only themselves to blame.