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The Pros Do Not Own Photography

CJ Chilvers
CJ Chilvers

But you’d never knew based on the debates they have. This is an actual question appearing on the Society of Publication Designer's website, from an interview with David Strettell, and highlighted on the popular A Photo Editor blog:

“People today post their amateur pictures on Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook. Is this good for photography?”

Of course, the interviewee properly brushed off the question, but it’s a pervasive arrogance in every niche of professional photography. I particularly like this part of his response:

“It’s the one art form that everybody is capable of performing flawlessly.”

He’s so right.