Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.
Shut up, all of you. Go away. You are complicit in one way or another in a giant crime containing many great crimes. Atone in secret. Wash the blood off your hands in private. Because there were people who got it right. Anthony Zinni. Eric Shiseki. Hans Blix. Mohamed ElBaradei. The McClatchy Washington bureau guys. Dozens of liberal academics who got called fifth-columnists and worse. Professional military men whose careers suffered as a result. Hundreds of thousands of people in the streets around the world. The governments of Canada and France. Those people, I will listen to this week. Go to hell, the rest of you, and go there in silence and in shame.
Oh I’m full of things that are considered blasphemy in today’s industry.
I don’t like dslr’s.
I don’t think digital is a good way for most people to learn photography.
I don’t think there is any way to archive digital files, at least I’ve never found a single person who actually knows how or has any real plan for the future.
I think a lot of photographers, after switching to digital, are not nearly as good as they were during their analog days.
I think digital has killed the editing abilities of most photographers.
I don’t think seeing an image right after you make it is a good thing.
I don’t think having the ability to overshoot every scene actually helps make better images.
I think digital has trivialized the idea of photography in the minds of everyday people.
I think our industry is now almost entirely centered around technology as opposed to imagery.
I’ve never seen an HDR image I like, and the fact I’m starting to see this technique creep into nearly every genre of photography makes me sick.
How is that for starters? I don’t get invited to many parties these days. At the core, digital is a great thing. What we do with it, how we use it…that is another matter.