Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Being a photographer

One Hundred Things Completely Right About Our Job

And BTW, you really should check out chips work:

A few I really relate to although they all are good.
1. We could be sitting in a cubicle right now processing paperwork....for the rest of our lives.
2. Seeing something that noone else sees.
23. Lying awake at night thinking of new story ideas and waking up the next morning and forgetting them.
34. A bad day making pictures is still better then a good day swinging a hammer.
36. Making a bride cry.
40. Everytime you tell someone what you do, they NEVER say "Oh, man, that must suck."
44. Chicken salad.
51. Having an excuse to approach a complete stranger and find out who they are.
60. Shooting a photo just for yourself.
64. It takes one picture to say what a 30 inch story can, and it translates into every language imaginable.
66. Arriving at spot news and not being hassled.
67. Secretly despising college photographers who make you look like a chump because they are THAT good.
69. Knowing that your photo made a difference in someone's life.
85. Leaving the suit and tie on a hanger in the back of a closet.
94. Realizing that that picture you thought was out-of-focus is actually newspaper sharp.
100. When all is said and done, getting paid to take pictures all day - what really could be better?


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