View Full Version : This isnít a cultÖ. is it???

08-26-2005, 05:32 AM
Hello, I have been a Professor of Photography for 25 years, so if anyone needs help in that field I may be able to help. I love to cook and grill. I have an Oklahoma Joe that I burned a pile of wood in it and made some OK BBQ. I read plenty early on in the Ray Basso BBQ forum and learned quite a bit. Recently I have been cookin on a Weber bullet and enjoying it.

The internet offers us a great resource to learn and be connected with others with a common interest; I am referring particularly about discussion forums. For the last couple of years I have been busy trying to keep up with what has been going on in photography Ö digital photography at http://www.dpreview.com/ this site has some great forums and attracts an international crowd, our world just got smaller.

Well, Iím here to learn, thanks for sharing!!!

This isnít a cultÖ. is it??? I donít want to get brainwashed!

Jerry Schmidt
Warrensburg MO

08-26-2005, 05:51 AM
Cult? No, Phil call the lawyers! We don't brainwash you we just make you do it right. :roll:

We what to learn new ideas, and teach others what we have learned. So cult might be right but we will only take you away from your family two or three times a year.


08-26-2005, 05:55 AM
Nope, no funky Kool-Aid or visits from Janet Reno, here.

Welcome to the gang, Jerry.


08-26-2005, 07:05 AM
Good to have you, Jerry!

Somebody got an extra jogging suit for the new guy? :mrgreen:

08-26-2005, 08:01 AM
Welcome, Jerry!

08-26-2005, 08:07 AM
Hey Jerry. Welcome. No cult - a little crazy at times but no cult.

08-26-2005, 08:09 AM
Well, if sitting around talking about Briskets, Ribs, Chicken, Fatties, and all other cuts of meat being smoked/grilled/cooked. Then yes we are a cult. Welcome, grab a cold one, and join the fray.

08-26-2005, 08:09 AM
Not unless we brainwash ya with beer and sauce!

08-26-2005, 08:10 AM
Welcome, Jerry.

08-26-2005, 08:48 AM
Welcome aboard, Jerry!

08-26-2005, 09:12 AM
Welcome Jerry.

08-26-2005, 09:15 AM
Welcome Jerry

08-26-2005, 09:15 AM
Greetings Brother. Here's your candle.

08-26-2005, 09:54 AM
I've heard about a secret handshake, but no one showed me.

08-26-2005, 10:21 AM
Welcome aboard, Jerry!

Not really a true cult but a few fuzzy hats and rib crowns have been issued to our leaders.

Want some Kool-Aid?

08-26-2005, 10:23 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood.

08-26-2005, 11:29 AM
Welcome to the zoo.

Another MOFO!!

08-26-2005, 11:39 AM
Now, how could we be a cult?

Just because we sit around all day and night looking at (hopefully) sweet smelling clear smoke?
Just because we spend "way to many hours" at a BBQ Forum?
Just because we have our own language?
Just because we have a "Grand PooBah"?
Just because we have "Bashs"?
Just because we worship a flaming pig?
Just because....
Nevermind :oops: :oops: :oops:

Welcome to "what ever" we are :lol:

Glad to have you here and hope you enjoy.


08-26-2005, 01:59 PM
Welcome aboard Jerry, enjoy what you learn and share what you know. You have just entered into the light of dark side. (what ever that means, thought it sounded kind of cultish)!

08-26-2005, 02:16 PM
Welcome, Jerry
I didn't get my de-coder ring yet

08-26-2005, 08:50 PM
Welcome, Jerry
I didn't get my de-coder ring yet

It can be yours for a mere $99.95. :wink:

Welcome Jerry. Wichita Wayne is also into photography.

08-26-2005, 09:23 PM
Cult... We don' need no stinkin' cult!

Welcome, Jerry!

Just don't drink the Cabo... :D

08-26-2005, 09:34 PM
Welcome brother!

08-26-2005, 11:54 PM
There is no cult here. However the dpreview site has a lot of cults. There is the Canon cult and the Nikon cult along with others. Those gearheads fight like cats and dogs over differences that cannot be reasonably found when observing the printed pictures. Here we all agree that our final results are good, even if the BBQ is made with different recipes and cooked off in different smokers.

08-27-2005, 08:35 AM
come to think about it, Kapndsl's analogy has some merit..

maybe we are...not that thats a bad thing. :) :wink:

Welcome Jerry.. may we do have some "cult-turistic" properties.. but it aint the secret kool-aid we master.. its secret brisket, ribs, chickenand pork.. and a reallycool place to hang out.

we do have a special uniform though... :shock:

08-27-2005, 09:31 AM
Boy am I glad I left early!

08-27-2005, 10:00 AM
You are close enough to the central MoFo cartel that you are automatically inducted.......it's your turn for the Blue fuzzy :shock: hat........
Welcome my new brother!!

08-27-2005, 11:29 AM
Where can I order the cool hat?

08-28-2005, 09:57 PM
hi jerry,
welcom on! hey could you pm me with your recomendation for a dSLR, i was considering the e-volt at costco. i need someting with an automatic mode and no shot lag. enjoy!

08-28-2005, 10:06 PM
hi jerry,
welcome on. can you pm me with your recomendation for a dSLR. i was looking at the e-volt at costco. thanks and enjoy!

08-29-2005, 07:19 AM
I teach digital photography in Wichita and have seen pictures from nearly all the brands and there is not a dimes bit of difference between any of the latest crop of low end DSLRs. If you already have lenses from one brand or the other, or if you have brand loyalty then get that brands DSLR. Otherwise any of them will do just fine, the Canon Rebel, Nikon D50, Oly Evolt, or Pentax *ist, etc will all give you good service. They all have their strong and weak points, but the family photographer will not notice much difference. They all are so close together in picture quality and ease of use that I would buy the one that you can get for the least amount money. Megapixels doesn't mean Chit any more. Anything above 4 megapixels will provide good quality up to 8 X 10 inch prints, and if all you do is send pictures over the internet then 3 megapixels is fine. There are also some great point and shoot models from Fuji, like the S20 and the F10 that take great shots. My son loves his F10 Fuji. We use Nikon mount cameras so we use Fuji DSLRs for our professional work, and we just got a Nikon D50 for my wife to take on a cruse to Alaska. The wife wanted a camera that would sync the flash at 1/500 sec like her old Hasselblads, and that means you have to get a Nikon D50 or D70. The D50 so far has been a great little camera. A Bargin at twice the price.

08-29-2005, 10:14 AM
That's Poobic Hair!!!

Welcome fellow MOFO!!

08-30-2005, 06:39 AM
I have canon DSLR and own several expensive lenses so I am kind of stuck. Many of my students are shooting D70 Nikons and even more are shooting Canon Rebel and 20d. All the new cameras are good as Wayne said, but I think there are some great buys out there on used Canon DSLR cameras, the D30, D60, 10D and now the 20D can be bought right used because here comes another new camera, the 5D ..... 13MP full frame camera.


(Sounds Obscene)

08-30-2005, 06:55 AM
I have been shooting the Nikon D70 since last Christmas, and I love it. It is my first foray into digital, though I have been a Nikon guy since I graduated from Leica rangefinders to SLRs in the '60s. However, Wayne did set my heart a-flutter with fond memories when he mentioned the OLD Hasselblads. That was a camera!

09-03-2005, 06:05 AM
welcome jerry