some "Apocalypse Now" in FACE BOOK
by your/my friend from CS/FB
Why You're Important to Clubsnap
Forum life is like one's real life..... its got its ups and downs.... sometimes fly.... sometimes flat ...... its all the little pokes that get the whole ball rolling both up and down .... ..............
Could it be that we have MATURED, gotten beyond buy equipment, reached HIGHER levels of competence , become more EXPERIENCED in evaluating SERIOUS works , KNOWING what makes a stronger image ?
CS is about 145,000 strong today
MANY are new to photography, keen to improve, MANY are 'growing' day by day.... And many are young people
Almost EVERYTHING is exciting to them.... Even crappy photos are WoWZZ to them.
They will ALWAYS be fortunate because there are a TON of more experienced photographers to learn from...
You HAVE been there before, once a newbie ... Me too
As the months and years pass.... we add on experiences, knowledge, MATURE and grow ... Who we learn from also gets fewer ...
That's life...the pool of experienced photographers DO grow BUT much more gradually and slowly because MANY will not want to grow after different stages
So many of us old birds find ourselves at this point... Say that Photo standards drop la, not exciting anymore la etc etc etc
NOTHING has changed except ..u ..
YOU have grown up... YOUR EYE is more MATURE about many things u have reached HIGHER levels/ standards
ALL 143,000 newbies and intermediates are tracking your comments, your opinions , YOUR WORKS
Many young people LOOK UP to you with respect to learn
As you mature and grow, CS will become less and less useful to you for learning .... It now becomes your HOME ...its less your SCHOOL
EACH contribution or comment from you in CS is worth so much.... 100 or 10'000 newbies will not have your REAL WORLD experiences
Your role have changed in CS . You are now sharing and MENTORING
And the group of you important people is growing but small And will always be exclusive BECAUSE membership to this group is by blood sweat tears hardship and personal Sacrifice