Support Your Local Photographer
This is a chapter from the book A Lesser Photographer.
I'm a member at several websites and buy self-published books from others because I believe in what they do and want to support them.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a great tradition of doing this at popular photography sites because most readers are used to the intrusive ads and over-the-top affiliate sales techniques.
Your participation in a photographer’s work doesn’t have to be monetary, but you’d be surprised just how much participation of any kind can make a real difference.