I love the "Crazy People" quote.
Actually let me look this up on google.
cra·zy Audio pronunciation of "crazy" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (krz)
adj. cra·zi·er, cra·zi·est
1. Affected with madness; insane.
2. Informal. Departing from proportion or moderation, especially:
I guess it fits, at least partially #1, most definatley #2.
You have to be crazy to do this for a living. Huge overhead, lots of vairable,s massive hours and all the time being judged by a few little pictures.
I just flew across country sitting next to a guy my age that just sold his real estate company.
Sold it for bank. Has one year left on the contract and he is off to Miami or Capri or someplace that rich good looking tan people hang out.
I thought wow, now that's how to do it . . . work hard and sell it for bank.
He asked me what I did and I told him and he wanted to see some photographs so I handed him my I-pod and he went nuts showing it to his associates, saying wow what a life.
I just laughed and said yea maybe it looks interesting, but you will probably end your days lying in the sun with those little chilled cucumbers on your eyes while some guy named Rolf sparys you with Evian, but me, I'll check out in some dirty mud puddle downtown, holding a camera in my hand and telling the first assistant to make sure these shots get on the web site.
Ok, that's the last comment from me on crazy people.
Now to forums, cameras, photography.
You know I see posts all the time from people that I would swear don't like me. I may rebut them, disagree with them, but I really like the exchange of thought.
The value of any forum is the sharing, then the knowledge, then the exchange of thought.
If we all just wanted knowledge we would only read the manuals and never talk to anyone.
It's the human interaction, good and bad that keeps it interesting.