This is the kinda stuff I’m talking about, and this, and this. And it’s all taken with this little nifty program that makes everyones photos feel artsy.
I dislike people who use such things.
I wouldn’t want to work for a boss that could heave me out of a window anyway.
Interesting, my first impression was that the interviewer was the one falling–having thrown himself out the window due to the current state of photography. This is how I feel sometimes.
lol, photographers are so picky and child like. If you take pictures your a photographer. If you take pictures that you and your friends like your a good one, to them. Stop with the “your not a real photographer crap”. No one with a five megapixel cell phone and an album of facebook pictures is coming after your job so just relax and let it be. Film guys did the same crap when digital started to take off and it was stupid back then just like this “you are not a real photographer” crap is stupid now.
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. I love photography but I find talking with other photographers painful sometimes because as a community we’re so precious and defensive about it. “Oh you have to have Gear X or you’re not a real photographer” “Oh, Tool Y enables everyone to take pictures so now the entire industry is worthless”. Blah blah blah.
Dollars to donuts editors don’t care. Is the image compelling? Does it catch an eye?
The core that causes this defensive attitude I believe is self-consciousness and doubt about one’s own abilities. I would never discourage anyone from taking pictures and enjoying them, even if they’re taking them on a commodity iPhone with a program that allows them to add fancy effects and then upload them immediately. It’s unfair to piss on someone’s joy in creation just because of sour grapes.
Just as photography didn’t kill illustration. Color didn’t kill monochrome. Ubiquitous digital imaging won’t kill photography.
That being said the comic is still funny as hell
Dancing on a dancefloor in a bar doesn’t make you a dancer, changing a flat tire doesn’t make you a mechanic, hitting on a nail doesn’t make you a construction worker. Taking a picture doesn’t make you a photographer.
Photographer is a job, taking pictures is a hobby. There’s nothing wrong with the hobby, you just don’t make a living out of it, therefore you’re not a photographer. I don’t see anything childish in that statement.
Unfortunate fact, I get asked if I take portraits, private events, etc. all the time when I shoot in public for myself. Granted I had a DSLR, but it’s still not proving my worth as a photographer. Dumb people will throw money at the convenient target sometimes.
Then again, those aren’t exactly the clients all the professional photographers are fighting over, but it’s still money not in their pocket.
I don’t think you people got what this strip is really about
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