When you meet a photographer who has been in business for 20+ years I’m sure there is nothing you can learn from them. You, who forgot how the camera works, I’m sure you’re in a position to call the old man “clueless”. Yeah. News flash! It’s the person, grumpy or not, that has been in business for 20+ years that you need to take to coffee and listen to what they have to say. If they are pissed off about something, there might be a reason for it. You might want to know what that reason is. Or you could listen to a software salesman tell you it’s just better to be nice and make friends than learn the craft, respect those who have gone before you, develop style, and work really really hard. On your own. For not much pay. For some time to come. Naw… that’s no fun. I’m sure you don’t want to be like the old traditional wedding photographer who mainly focused on portraits and detail shots because that is not what’s popular today. Oh wait. Oops.
I may be grumpy, but I know how shit works.
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