Monday, February 15, 2010

Photographers' License

We've talked about it before. That camera around your neck is a badge, an emblem, a symbol that people recognize. They see it coming, and they know that there's something particular about the person carrying it; mostly they suspect that there's something not quite right about him. Maybe it's because they know that you've spent an inordinate amount of money on a piece of equipment and then you spend most of your time cussing at it because it doesn't do what you want. Computer owners are the same way, but they have the decency to stay in doors. Photographers brave the world with their frustrating tools, and because of that, people pity us. They never turn you down for a picture (maybe they're just scared you'll have a breakdown in front of them!). Go out and try it!

Also, here're Joe McNally's thoughts on the issue. The images are fine, but a couple of lines of text are not for young readers.

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