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Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers. by Zack Arias

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Zack is a cynical bastard.

Q: WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS, AND DO YOU KNOW HOW CYNICAL AND DEPRESSING YOU ARE IN THIS Q&A? I LIKE IT WHEN YOU TELL OTHERS NOT TO DO CERTAIN TYPES OF PHOTOS. IT’S FUN WHEN YOU SAY FOLKS WILL PROBABLY FAIL WHEN THEY TRY SOMETHING. CAN’T WAIT ’TIL YOU JUST SAY THAT PHOTOGRAPHY IS DEAD!

A: Look. This Q&A project is me kicking and screaming against the flood of bad advice, stupid Top 10 lists, and the overall bastardization and corruption of the industry and the craft that we all love so dearly.

In an age where we are told we need to be nice and helpful and not say mean things, we have weakened the respect for the craft. Too many young photographers completely dismiss those who have gone before them. Too many people are ...

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