Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/27[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
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 http://www.neteze.com/ewelch Those who judge others will burn in Hell!