Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Amateurs Better?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Sion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    新天地
    Posts
    4,768

    Default Amateurs Better?

    Dear Pros and Amateurs,

    Here is an interesting message posted by Jack Cox, a professional photographer. His web site is www.travelpicspro.com. Do you agree with what he has said?

    "........in my experience serious "amateurs" (who by definition NEVER accept money for their work in the belief that to do so would spoil their hobby) usually produce far better work than professionals who have to be profit, rather than art, orientated. Just visit your local camera club and see the
    excellent work being produced. We professionals (people who get paid for
    our work, full time or part time) just cannot afford the indulgence of being
    as creative as we would like. We have to produce what the punters want to
    buy."

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    984

    Default

    professional does not mean good and neither does amateur mean bad...

    its just that professionals earn most of their living from, in this case, photography... amateurs dont...

    these 2 terms have nothing to do with skill...

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Perth Australia
    Posts
    2,548

    Default

    Sion,

    It's an old chestnut and has been thrashed out endlessly for years and years. The basic upshot is that many good 'amateurs' have the luxury of no time constraints or other commercially based considerations such as tight arse budgets, overwork etc to indulge in far better work than many pro's can produce. However, put an amateur in the same situation as a pro and the results are often very different.
    Last edited by Ian; 15th April 2004 at 02:52 PM.
    The Ang Moh from Hell
    Professional Photography - many are called, few are chosen!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Behind the viewfinder...
    Posts
    5,851

    Default

    2 different worlds...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •