Yes!! But only a handful can make it there!
No!! It happens in every trade!
pentax? u mean u actually use pentax?
Well...you need to be a novice in order to be a veteran
these days have a different model.. start with cheap rates.. and continue charging cheap rates.
“How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler
1. Low startup using internet/forum
2. Buildup portfolio using TFCD
3. Portfolio on the net
4. More flexible package (Coffee book, montage, no print etc)
Of cos, under-cutting might be more serious due to competition. Doesn't the old-timer undercut each other last time?
3 sucessful ones that I can recall off hand are Iamsaint, Joho and SniperD.
If my memory doesn't failed me:
Iamsaint started with a pbase account too. Can we say that he didn't invest time, creativity and effort to build his career?
If you looked at Joho and SniperD photos, are they not heavily processed? I find it ok as they are using technology to enhance the mood. Can't really said they used technology to cover up their inadequacy in skills.
As compared to last time, burning and dodging in the darkroom is definately more complex than doing the same thing using software. And, they don't have "undo" button the last time.
It's my observation that they are making full use of current technology to push forward their photography career. If they lived in the age of last time where there is no photo shop or pbase, will they be as heavily booked now?