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Subject: Re: [Leica] why i can't be a professional photographer
From: Greg Locke <>
Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2002 10:13:01 -03-30
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At 07:37 PM 3/2/02 -0600, you wrote:

>Don R.
> > because i would strangle my customers--same reason i couldn't be a
> > waiter.

AMEN!!   ...Lord knows I've been tempted.


one of the greatest pleasures of being a pro and knowing that you have 
"arrived" is being able to tell certain clients to "bugger off" and not 
have your business suffer.

The problem is , of course, (and I don't say this to be elitist) is that 
the proliferation of  "consumer cameras" and basic photography becoming so 
simple and "common".  It is great that everyone has access to basic 
photography but it also means that the value of quality (not necessarily 
professional) is diminished by a large population that think "photography" 
can be done anyone with a Phd camera ("push here dummy") and there is no 
more to it than that.

It comes from peoples beliefs that technology is a replacement for talent 
or other human deficit.

Greg Locke
St. John's, Newfoundland
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