Okay, so I had said that I was no longer going to rant about the photo industry, but I kind of have to today. I was on Facebook and saw a forum where someone was asking for advice about some photos they had taken, of course a bunch of photographers pop up and start offering their services to this person. Everything from workshops to lessons to whatever else they could think of to try to get this person to hire them to be a better photographer.
Here is the problem. These people should not be teaching anybody anything! Their work is mediocre at best and they think they are the top professionals in the field. I’ve talked with a few of them before, they really think they know what they’re doing but honestly their work tells a different story!
It just goes to show that social media can be used to build a name for a business but it doesn’t necessarily promote talent. I have been told by many people that I should have a much stronger following on Instagram and Twitter, but I just don’t care. I’m not going to post a ton of self promoting images on Instagram because I am not into it.