Photography Tech

Professional Adaptation

Just because you’re a professional photographer doesn’t make you a great iPhoneographer. Just because you’re a famous comedian doesn’t make you a great Tweeter.

Format-shifting a traditional skill set to modern technology is apparently difficult, like a tennis player trying to dominate ping pong. But it’s still mind boggling to me how a photographer with a good eye can share such shitty photos.

The iPhone has enabled amateur photographers to catch up to professionals. The same can be said about amafessional bloggers competing with best selling authors and bedroom musicians making the iTunes Charts.

Different platforms require different skills. If you’re not in tune with technology you’re likely to be replaced by someone who knows how to use it.

Creativity is boundless once you give ordinary people the same tools. The amateurs will once again be weeded out by consistency. Real professionals show up and practice their art every day. The adaptive only thrive when they commit full time.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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