DavidC Posted August 14, 2013 Share Posted August 14, 2013 On the day that Mick Deane died I would recommend any Alamy wannabe 'Press Photographer' to cast a glance over the images from the Getty photographers in Cairo and to ask themselves whether this is really the life that they want. I'm currently questioning whether I should be worked up about the various issues which keep cropping up in the Alamy Forum - and then I remind myself that I'm no longer in the world of hard news coverage - and that the last few pictures that I took were of butterflies in my garden. So there it is folks, the worlds of imagery that occupied my working life have drifted quietly off into a few bob earned to supplement my pension, and bantering with you - mostly (and with a few very notable exceptions) people who have drifted into the world of 'stock photography' with hopes of golden recognition of your photographic skills and more hopes of cashing in on your hobby. Stock ain't news photography, and men like Mick were thin on the ground, he was a 100% professional image maker even though his pictures were always moving - in every sense of the word. Perhaps we should all take a moment to check whether our priorities are in the right places - I know that I am........ Wish you all well. P.S. I know that this Forum is for asking questions not personal statements - I beg tolerance - the old fool's obviously losing it - again ! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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