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Very cool on many levels.
Dave Einsel, Photographer, Photo Editor
Houston | TX | United States | Posted: 1:06 PM on 02.23.09
->> Zack Arias has a video on his blog that says what we all probably think from time to time.

http://www.zarias.com/?p=284

I don't know Arias but I like what he has to say here. His lo-tech approach is also pretty cool.
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Matthew Cavanah, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | US | Posted: 2:25 PM on 02.23.09
->> I'd like to thank Zach Arias for talking about the industry and NOT telling young photographers to basically give up on trying to be a professional photographer. He's real, but I feel that the message he's sending is optimistic at its core.
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Erik Markov, Photographer
Kokomo | IN | | Posted: 2:37 PM on 02.23.09
->> Thanks Dave for posting this, and thanks to Zack for making this. Having hit that "wall" and passed thru it several years ago, this is just a nice little reminder of what it all means. This is the sort of thing when you get to that point where you're ready to hang up your cameras for good, to watch it and maybe re-energize oneself.
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Alex Menendez, Photographer
Orlando | FL | USA | Posted: 3:47 PM on 02.23.09
->> His honesty really work doesn't it?
Cool


alex
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Michael Johnson, Photographer, Photo Editor
Geneseo | NY | USA | Posted: 4:31 PM on 02.23.09
->> I saw this linked on Chase Jarvis's site the other day. Zack did a great job with something I think all of us think about from time to time.
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Steve Ueckert, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 8:39 AM on 02.24.09
->> Dave--

Thanks for the link.

I need to watch this every February, particularly this February.

--Uke
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William Luther, Photographer
San Antonio | TX | USA | Posted: 11:06 AM on 02.24.09
->> Dave,

Thanks for the link.

I love SportsShooter. But sometimes it gets full of mindless chatter. I hope this link floats up through that chaff. If I have to keep bumping it to make it float, I will. Hopefully I won't have to.

No, we can't stop thinking about workflow...or profit margins...or f/stops...or shutter speeds. But we can find room for thoughtful reflection on why we do this thing we call photojournalism.
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Erik Markov, Photographer
Kokomo | IN | | Posted: 11:32 AM on 02.24.09
->> I've been thinking about this a lot since I watched it. I think part of the "problem" for photographers, whether it's journalism or freelance or some other type of photography, is it starts out as a vocation, something we feel we need to do. Then you find out you can get paid for it which only sweetens the pot of course.

But then you have one of those days where the assignments and job aren't anymore exciting than moving boxes in a warehouse, and the pay just doesn't feel like enough. And other people treat us like we're merely the hired help instead of a creative person with unique ideas. Its misplacing that calling and energy, and then not remembering where one put it that I think gets us all in that occasional funk. Whenever I get like that I watch stuff like this, or the Airsick movie by Lucas Oleniuk. Gets me thinking again.

Or the Kodak "Booyah" commercial, that one just makes me laugh.
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Wesley R. Bush, Photographer
Nashville | TN | U.S. | Posted: 5:54 PM on 02.24.09
->> Very well done. I wish there were a written text to that somewhere.
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Kenny Felt, Photographer, Assistant
Fort Scott | KS | USA | Posted: 6:15 PM on 02.24.09
->> phenomenal piece
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David Richard, Photographer
Sheffield Village/Cleve. | OH | USA | Posted: 6:55 PM on 02.24.09
->> That was very satisfying!
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Dann Wunderlich, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | US | Posted: 2:08 AM on 02.25.09
->> Excellent work with wise words
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Alex Menendez, Photographer
Orlando | FL | USA | Posted: 10:44 PM on 06.22.09
->> Just watched this video again.
It still rings true, if you are new to this site or just an old bugger like myself, take the time to view this clip.

Take a breath...now and then.


Alex
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James Broome, Photographer
Tampa | FL | US | Posted: 1:47 PM on 06.23.09
->> I missed this originally.

Thanks for bringing it back to the top.
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Patric Schneider, Photographer
Houston | TX | United States | Posted: 3:27 PM on 06.23.09
->> Thanks Dave!!!
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David G. McIntyre, Photographer
Beijing | . | CHINA | Posted: 10:59 PM on 06.23.09
->> First time I've seen, but well worth the look.

Thanks.
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