The blinking cursor of social media almost pleads with you to say whatever is on your mind. In that moment, you’re holding a powerful microphone, and it’s connected to the world’s largest amplifier. Who’s listening?
For the last several months my smartphone camera has remained in my pocket and I’ve been carrying around a new camera instead. It’s made an incredible difference in what I see, what I shoot, and most particularly in the quality of the images I capture. Most amazingly though, it’s a professional camera that also allows me to get any image to social media—within seconds.
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.