A poll to see if more photographers are male or female?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by b0tt094, Oct 4, 2006.

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Are you male or female?

  1. Male

    35 vote(s)
    87.5%
  2. Female

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. b0tt094 macrumors 6502

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    I personally have wondered this.... nothing sexist or anything about this poll i thought it would just be cool
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's a better question to ask the criteria for being a photographer?
     
  3. b0tt094 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    good idea... you should start that poll, Im wondering who photography intrests more sex wise?
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    No matter your results, keep in mind that you'll actually be polling the percentage of photographers on Macrumors.com who are male and female. This might skew your results a little, to say the least. I'll leave it to you to guess which way it'll be tilted.
     
  5. b0tt094 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    A lot of people are interested in photography sex-wise. :p

    If you can hold a camera, are you a photographer?

    If you can use an SLR, are you a photographer?

    If you're paid to photograph something, are you a photographer?
     
  7. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I am not very good at it, but I love to do it. Male.
     
  8. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?
     
  9. Lau Guest

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    Yes, I would happily vote as a female designer who is very much interested in photography and who takes a lot of photos (some of which people even think are good :eek: :D ), but I'm not sure I count as a photographer as such.
     
  10. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    i think you mean, 'a poll to see if more photographers (that are members of this forum) are male or female'...
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    If a tree falls in the woods on a photographer, does his or her shutter groan?
     
  12. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    This is a VERY biased pool. You are polling only MR users who are willing to respond to a poll and who are will is disclose gender. On average females using public forums are much less likely to disclose gender so much so that "decline to state" means "female" to a 99% certainty.

    In the real world I'd gues as many women take pictures as man, maybe even more but I'll bet more men would call themselves "photographers".
     
  13. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Of people I personally know who are very interested in photography it is about 50/50, if anything, it leans slightly towards females.

    However, take this into account. People interested in computers are often male. My computer science classes are about 15-20:1 ratio. This is a computer forum.
     
  14. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I think I remember something in Psychology 101 about men being more likely to react to visual stimulation than females... not sure if it applies here.:confused:
     
  15. b0tt094 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok if u ask me u ont have to take pictures for a living or own a dslr U just have to LOVE photography and enjoy doing it, and every now and then you catch self saying "that would make a great picture" :p like i do
     
  16. John T macrumors 68020

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    I don't think this poll has anything to do with the question. It just shows that there are more men on this forum!!
     

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