The 7 Levels of Photographers
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.
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 partner or just freeloading from parents.
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.
The photographer has become a small dictator. He (usually male) dictates when and where he/she will use the camera equipment and edit those images on the computer. He has other things to occupy his/her mind, like trying to keep his job in an unstable financial market.
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 web sites (like this one).
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 magazine subscriptions about cameras and photography have increased tenfold since helped on by a higher than ever salary of an entirely unrelated field of profession.
Has left the position of being behind the viewfinder and shifted radically to being in the field of view.
The 7 Levels Of Photographers. Which level are you on right now?