Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Pleasing flower pictures?!?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 12:32:43 -0800

At 10:29 AM 11/27/1999 +0000, Mike Johnston wrote:
>As an academic
>exercise, I used to make my students take a stock photography catalog
>and try to find three good pictures in it. It's completely surprising to
>them how difficult a task this is!

Oh Mike, this is so true. As a photo editor who now buys stock photography 
on a regular basis, I'm dismayed at the utter banality of what's out there. 
How many times with these idiot photographers take an ultrawide lens, get 
up on a step ladder and have some cheap model mug funny faces at the 
camera? Big head, tiny feet. Ugh!

I can see why there are lots of advertising photographers and commercial 
photographers still working, the stock stuff is crap.

There are exceptions...

Eric Welch
Carlsbad, CA

Those who judge others will burn in Hell!