If you’re a photographer with a fine portfolio of work who wants to be found, who wants to be hired, and who wants to be valued—but you’re still waiting for the phone to ring—read on.
A camera is simply a tool that allows me to capture light in a box and hold it there until I’m ready to see it or share it. But a camera is also an extension of my mind and intention. To that end, a great camera can be a frictionless part of the process, while a poor one can be a frustrating impediment.
The results of both the testing and the real-world use were repeatable and the conclusion was irrefutable. I wasn’t using the right camera for the kind of work I do and I decided that it was time to make the switch to Nikon. And so I have.
There are precious few careers that can put you on a major league baseball field one day, in a helicopter the next day, and on a movie set the following day. It’s a true gift to find something to do with your life that sustains your soul and spirit. It’s like finally discovering “the one.” When you find that connection, the depth of the love is undeniable. It weaves itself into your very being and remains there until the day you die.
We’ve all met them, we’ve all heard about them, and sometimes, we have to work with them. With a bit of homage to the brilliant riffs on rednecks, here are ten vivid examples of douchey photographers from both personal experience and the first-hand accounts of friends and colleagues.
While the therapist’s couch used to be the place to go to privately work things out, the keyboard now seems to be the place to go to publicly let it all hang out. What some vocal photographers don’t seem to realize though is through their keyboards they are becoming demolition experts in the destruction of their reputation and career.