A reason photgraphy stinks.

Started Sep 1, 2005 | Discussions thread
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JC JC Senior Member • Posts: 1,538
A reason photgraphy stinks.

The cost of the gear we discuss on this forum is prohibatively expensive to probably the majority of the population (Both local, and global).
Who can afford this stuff?? Starving artists types??

No. This "artform" is disproportionately occupied by older or wealthy people. There is a good reason why teenagers pick up guitars instead of SLR's (unless their parents are well off). To participate in photography, one has to be relatively wealthy. The participants of photography (and probably this forum in particular) drive more Mercedes per capita than any other. But frankly, I'd prefer to hear what a poorer person, or younger person, or more frustrated person has to say about the world from time to time.

Is the cost of admission one of the reasons why photography, over any other medium, is disproportionately full of uninspired, boring, uninteresting, stodgy work?

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