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    Sydney Australia

    The 7 Levels Of Photographers

    The 7 Levels of Photographers

    1. The Slave
    This is the lowest level of a photographer.
    All famous photographers are slaves. We the viewing public are their masters.
    All award winning, best selling photographers are just slaves to our opinion, money, and fame.
    It is the public who gives rise to these slaves. It is the public's design to elevate these slaves
    to their arena.
    2. The Gladiator
    This is the next step of a photographer from being in the lowest level as a slave.
    The photographer gets to slug it out with other photographers and it's survival of the fittest.
    Struggling to get business to fund the photography spirit. Helped on by either a high salaried
    wife or just freeloading from parents.
    3. The Freeman
    A higher level of a photographer from the struggling Gladiator.
    The person has at last tasted the sweet smell of freedom by hooking
    a higher salary of a stable job to overtake the measley trickle of photography income.
    4. The General
    The photographer has become a small dictator. He (usually male) dictates when and where he will
    use the camera equipment and edit those images on the computer. He has other things to occupy his
    mind, like trying to keep his job in an unstable market.
    5. The Senator
    The photographer has now tasted real power. He is no longer a slave of the equipment that captures
    light and preserves it in a chemical or digital form. He is satisfied with just viewing and critizing
    photography works and slugging it out with other equal level Senators on photography chat sites (like this one).
    6. The Emperor
    The Mr Know-It-All and expert photographer has become the highest revered human being on the aspects
    of photography. He is a legend (in his own mind). Nobody tells him what to do. If he wants the camera
    to stay in the closet for six weeks, it stays there six weeks, and nothing can change that. The magazines
    subscriptions about cameras and photography have increased tenfold helped on by a higher than ever salary
    of an entirely unrelated field of profession.
    7. The Gods
    Has left the position of being behind the viewfinder and shifted radically to being in the field of view.
    Last edited by Anthony Reiss; 11-18-2009 at 04:09 AM.

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    Foresthill, Ca

    Re: The 7 Levels Of Photographers

    Hmm..Never thought of it like that
    "There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but only one view"
    "You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus".
    "Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse."

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    Senior Member jetrim's Avatar
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    Ft. Lauderdale

    Re: The 7 Levels Of Photographers

    Thank you Senator Reiss :lol:

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    Starting to think outside of the box icicle's Avatar
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    Kelso, Wa

    Re: The 7 Levels Of Photographers

    thank you for the slight insight.
    Feel Free to edit my photos, However please explain what you did to them.

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