Thank you Canon
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Thank you Canon

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Default Thank you Canon

    I just was reflecting on my experience and wanted to thank Canon for having faith in young, probably blind and probably deaf photographer. I was walking the show floor at Imaging USA and noticed a young man who must have been blind or super sensitve to light, so much that he had to keep his Oakley mirrored sunglasses on while doing a demo on using their flashes in their booth in the convention center. I think he may have been deaf as well, he had some type of hearing aid that seamed to look like a Jawbone bluetooth headset, also on while giving his presentation. I just wanted to thank Canon for giving this young man a chance and support his cause by allowing him to give a demo in spite of his handicap(s) and wish him the best in the future.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Thank you Canon

    Tom, I think I'm reading some serious sarcasm here, not sure of your purpose but I will state that I am highly affected by flash. If I'm not prepared or at the mercy of a point and shoot camera with the red eye disco strobe, I can get a severe migrane that also affects my vision.

    Was there some part of the Canon presentation this guy gave that you did not like?
    Linda Gregory
    www.lindagregory.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,153

    Default Re: Thank you Canon

    It's amazing the differences people see in the same piece of writing. I thought it was an extremely nice gesture to compliment Canon on this. I'm assuming the sunglasses point to an issue with the brightness factor yet despite that possible handicap you have an individual who is apparently more interested in photography than most. I wonder who's right?

    Don't worry. Someone felt I was too personal in another thread. And, I was personal because we were discussing a personal opinion. Never wrote anything in an attackful manner. Just goes to show you never know with certainty how someone will react to something, especially when in print.
    Billy Walker
    Billy Walker Photography
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    "Let's Go Racin' Boy's"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Rome, Italy
    Posts
    3,882

    Default Re: Thank you Canon

    I also read this as a (brilliantly) sarcastic piece, too.
    STEFF (not StePH)

    Stephanie Millner Cr.Photog., CPP

    main site | destination pets | blog | facebook | fan page

    Ah, to live like the Italians... with extremely little to do.
    12.01.09 - Viva la Roma!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    3,061

    Default Re: Thank you Canon

    well now i'm totally confused
    can tom explain

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,153

    Default Re: Thank you Canon

    2 for sarcastic? What am I missing here? Where is the sarcasm?
    Billy Walker
    Billy Walker Photography
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    "Let's Go Racin' Boy's"

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Bellevue, NE
    Posts
    258

    Default Re: Thank you Canon

    I didn't see the sarcasm either, Billy. I took it for a genuine expression of appreciation of the thoughtfulness of a large company. I guess we'll have to wait for the original poster to come back and clear this up.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Morganfield. KY
    Posts
    3,434

    Default Re: Thank you Canon

    I found it to be sincere as well. I think the description of his hearing aid would lead people to read it as sarcasm but I highly doubt that was intended.

    The device is called a Cochlear Implant but unless you or someone you know has one chances are good that you wouldn't know it's name.

    I have seen work created by a blind photographer and I was amazed at what I saw.
    Greg Yager CPP


    "Be prepared to lose anything you are not willing to share" - me

  9. #9

    Default Re: Thank you Canon

    I see sarcasm about the rockstar mentality all the way.
    I thought at first maybe it was the presenter who was making fun of themselves! I didnt go to iusa, so I didnt see the presenter with the mirrored sunglasses.
    Jeff
    Jeff Dachowski M.Photog Cr.CPP A.C.ph
    PPA Approved Juror
    Upcoming events:



    Photoshop 101
    Sacramento
    San Jose
    Seattle
    Portland
    Minneapolis
    Oklahoma City
    Washington DC


    www.DachowskiPhotography.com




    Avatar by 2008 Diamond photographer of the year-Don Chick

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    3,061

    Default Re: Thank you Canon

    i missed the sarcasm too
    the concept of a blind photographer is interesting for sure.
    imagine creating 2 dimensional art and never being able to see it.
    same as a deaf musician, i guess?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Live Chat is open