For a couple long hours, the folks on's #photogeeks IRC channel dropped lines about Ken Rockwell, the photographer/blogger we love to hate.

We created these morsels along the same vein as the infamous Chuck Norris Facts, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Ken Rockwell Facts

Contributed by liem, Epic|, Fufie, michel_v, neom, Wintre, Bas|k, lament, mattsteg__ and pal.



  • Ken Rockwell is the Chuck Norris of photography


  • Ken Rockwell's camera has similar settings to ours, except his are: P[erfect] Av[Awesome Priority Tv[Totally Awesome Priority] M[ajestic]


  • Ken Rockwell doesn't color correct. He adjusts your world to match his.


  • Sure, Ken Rockwell deletes a bad photo or two. Other people call these Pulitzers.


  • Ken Rockwell doesn't adjust his DOF, he changes space-time.


  • Circle of confusion? You might be confused. Ken Rockwell never is.


  • Ken Rockwell doesn't wait for the light when he shoots a landscape - the light waits for him.


  • Ken Rockwell never flips his camera in portrait position, he flips the earth


  • Ken Rockwell ordered an L-lens from Nikon, and got one.


  • Ken Rockwell is the only person to have photographed Jesus; unfortunately he ran out of film and had to use a piece of cloth instead.


  • When Ken Rockwell brackets a shot, the three versions of the photo win first place in three different categories


  • Before Nikon or Canon releases a camera they go to Ken and they ask him to test them, the best cameras get a Nikon sticker and the less good get a Canon sticker


  • Once Ken tested a camera, he said I cant even put Canon on this one,thats how Pentax was born


  • Rockwellian policy isn't doublethink - Ken doesn't even need to think once


  • Ken Rockwell doesn't use flash ever since the Nagasaki incident.


  • Only Ken Rockwell can take pictures of Ken Rockwell; everyone else would just get their film overexposed by the light of his genius


  • Ken Rockwell wanted something to distract the lesser photographers, and lo, there were ducks.


  • Ken Rockwell is the only one who can take self-portraits of you


  • Ken Rockwell's nudes were fully clothed at the time of exposure


  • Ken Rockwell once designed a zoom lens. You know it as the Hubble SpaceTelescope.


  • When Ken unpacks his CF card, it already has masterpieces on it.


  • Rockwell portraits are so lifelike, they have to pay taxes


  • On Ken Rockwell's desktop, the Trash Icon is really a link to National Geographic Magazine


  • Ken Rockwell spells point-and-shoot "h-a-s-s-e-l-b-l-a-d"


  • When Ken Rockwell went digital, National Geographic nearly went out of business because he was no longer phyically discarding photos


  • For every 10 shots that Ken Rockwell takes, 11 are keepers.


  • Ken Rockwell's digital files consist of 0's, 1's AND 2's.


  • Ken Rockwell never focus, everything moves into his DoF


  • Ken Rockwell's shots are so perfect, Adobe redesigned photoshop for him: all it consists of is a close button.


  • The term tripod was coined after his silhouette


  • Ken Rockwell never produces awful work, only work too advanced for the viewer


  • A certain braind of hig-end cameras was named after people noticed the quality was a lot "like a" rockwell


  • Ken Rockwell isn't the Chuck Norris of photography; Chuck Norris is the Ken Rockwell of martial arts.


  • Ken Rockwell never starts, he continues


Addendum: March 21, 2007, confirmation that Ken Rockwell has finally discovered this posting.