PROFESSIONAL'S NEED A LICENSE

Started Jun 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ian Stuart Forsyth
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Re: Who is the license designed to protect - the profession photographer or the customer?
In reply to DLGW, Jun 12, 2013

DLGW wrote:

Who is going to design all the testing and certification processes?? It sounds awfully expensive and onerous.

The whole process seems more an exercise in creating false exclusivity - raising both costs and prices.

We aren't curing cancer here or negotiating legal contracts with financial consequences - a simple 'caveat emptor' will suffice for photography.

But with a license and regulation you could control standards, in force mandatory liability ins. And in general setup a standard code of ethics.

I feel that at some point in time venues, halls or Private Parks are going to only allow licenced photographers for weddings and events that meet some kind of regulated standard of conduct.

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