A light hearted look at a couple of ‘truths’ / contradictions from a picture editor:
You can’t make money with an image on your hard drive.
Your image is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
Despite what you think, it probably isn’t really that good.
Despite what you think, it is probably not that bad.
Someone has done that before.
There may be a reason why no-one has done it like that before.
A new camera / lens wont make you a better photographer.
A new camera / lens will make you feel like a better photographer.
Having the kit is one thing, knowing how to use it is another. (Scuabzoo 4379-301)
There is always someone better than you.
There is always someone worse than you.
Just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean it isn’t very good.
Just because I do like it doesn’t mean it is any good.
Just because I do like it doesn’t mean someone else wants to buy it.
Of course I know what the next big thing is, I’m just not telling you.
You will always have kit envy. (Ed Darack 4316-2583)
Spend less time in front of your computer and more time taking photographs.
You are not as good at using Photoshop as you think you are.
You can never finish ‘processing’ an image.
The original will invariably look better despite 45 minutes of 'processing'.
Don’t worry too much about the metadata, we like to guess.
‘Beautiful’ is not a very useful keyword.
I would love to see your holiday snaps.
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