Friends in photography,
Go ahead. Hate me. I got enough scars on my body from all the arrows
flung at me over the years.
I can take it.
Thing is, I don’t care.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, my clients don’t care, nor give a rats’ pittout
what file format I shoot their work in.
And I’m talking real clients. Not some portfolio of hot girls photographed in
a ‘portfolio’ building workshop either.
Or a bunch of images shot during travels.
I’m talking real sessions, where real people called me,
eager to pay me, and in the end, leave my studio with my creations, smiling.
Their money in my pockets. Everyone happy.
And at the end of the week, when I total up my bank deposits,
the bank teller doesn’t ask me: “did you make this money shooting RAW? Or JPEG?…”
NO one cares….no one.
Well, sorry, some people do.
It seems many photographers care whether other photographers shoot RAW.
It’s like a religion. And you better get on board.
Or, sweeennngggg, off with your head.
Weird, I know. I don’t get it. But it’s there.
My main droog and jpeg shooter James Hodgins and I used to wear T-Shirts at conventions.
Big ones too, like WPPI…. and such.
On the back it said: “Real men shoot JPEG”
We liked having a few laughs.
We also had some that said: “MAC…whatever.”
Shooting RAW, using a MAC, creating images on your Canon DSLR
and 1.8 prime lens makes not a photography business.
Ask my accountant. And get over it. I am. And was, a long, long time ago.
I’ll show you what really matters when building a successful, long term, and profitable
And it’s got nothing to do with file types, computers and cameras.
Yours in photography and success,