I want new folks coming into the industry to learn the craft of photography so they aren’t forgetting how to use their camera. I’m just so sick of the snake oil salesmen pulling in the new folks into their garbage and bad mouthing “old” photographers. This industry wouldn’t be alive at all if it weren’t for all those “old” photographers. These “leaders” and “golden boys” are setting a low bar by trying to be nice and tell you it’s ok to be mediocre. Sorry. The bar you’re trying to hit (being a photographer)… we can’t even see it. It’s way up there. It’s a moving target. Always getting higher and higher.