The "professional photography" well is dry.

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Bambi24
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The "professional photography" well is dry.
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There are few things that haven't been photographed before.

Most people have no interest in seeing a family portrait or wedding of people they don't know,. They have no interest in seeing another wildlife picture of a hawk or falcon, or another waterfall or sunset wallpaper that graces every bland office computer.

This is not a defeatist attitude, but the realization that these type of images don't move anyone, a short 2 second glance is all you can ask for.

Professional photographer holds a negative connotation for me. People with expensive big boxes of cameras who pay a lot of money to go shoot a dead lake in Iceland.

There is no desire from casual shooters to be like them. Why seek approval from people who can't offer anything from their dry well.

The most fascinating photographs in recent memory came from feeds covering the Ukraine crisis. They were not coming from professional photographers, they came from people using their smartphones.

They didn't use a gallery, or a site, or a $3000 camera. They used their $200 smartphones to tell a story that is far more compelling than a wallpaper sunset could ever be.

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