Everyone is a photographer


I was asked recently what I thought about everyone carrying their phones as cameras. Here’s what I think - I love that photography is being accessed by more people and that apps make it easy for people to publish them instantly.  I love that photography (and good photography) is being seen from all around the world because of this access (just look at the iPhone6 world gallery – gorgeous - https://www.apple.com/iphone/world-gallery/). But I hate when people assume that because it’s so easy to take a shot with their hand-phones, that it must be easy to be a professional photographer. Or even worse that someone who takes good iPhone photos should call themselves a professional.
There is a reason that professional shooters should still command a certain rate for their work. There is so much more thinking/planning/post-work with each shutter click than most people know about. And I'm not even going to start about all the knowledge built after years of working on your craft (from school to professional experience),
But, that doesn’t mean I don’t love shooting iPhone photos and using Instagram like the rest of us. The only difference is that I might agonize a little more about what I’m shooting and posting than the average iPhone user.

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