Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Definition of a Professional
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 09:58:56 -0800

Eric Welch wrote:
> >And pro keeper v. amateur keeper = no automatic per se advantage on the
> Good and talented Robert Capa shoots 2,000 rolls of film this year using
> his Nikon SLR and vast array of lenses. Good and talented photographer
> Robert Capri shoots 20 rolls of film this year through is vastly superior
> R9AF with the brand new 50 Noctilux ARF ASPH.
> The guy who practices more.
> Eric Welch

Upon Graduating from a mediocre art training I faced the prospect:
Do I prostitute my Art going into photography?
Or do I go into something else to support my precious delicate
photographic sensibilities?
I decided that what I needed most to develop my craft and be happy in
life was to run film through my camera
and lots of it
on a regular basis.
That wasn't going to happen on my lunch break.
Mark Rabiner