So much eye roll.
I pointed out on a photo of a lovely woman that the clutter in the background is distracting and does not contribute to the piece at all.
Someone else commented "it must be nice to be the only perfect thing in the world"
He then goes on to insult me for explaining how backgrounds should benefit a model.
A second person makes the excuse "that's just your perspective"
Massive eye roll.
I keep trying to explain that photography doesn't just happen, particularly the type of photography we were looking at, and he keeps coming up with the excuse "that's just how you're choosing to see it".
I didn't imagine the garbage or the random bit of door in the frame. Just because I'm not sitting there wanking off to a naked lady, and actually looking at the WHOLE photo, does not make this a problem of my perspective.
I fought a loosing battle of trying to explain how composition works. The response was the same, it's not the photographer's fault for not planning things out, it's my fault for looking at anything else but the woman. Right, it's my fault for LOOKING AT THE PHOTO as a whole and not just one part. It's my fault for seeing these things in the photo, for not saying "boobies!" and being satisfied.
This guy wasn't even the photographer.