Re: [OM] OT Photo contest ethics

Subject: Re: [OM] OT Photo contest ethics
From: ClassicVW@xxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 16:37:39 EDT
In a message dated 8/7/99 3:07:01 PM EST, cpl49@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

> Other than that what is the big deal about a bunch of non photographers 
>  trying to get their photo in the annual report?
>  Even a semi advanced amateur photog would know the possible consequences 
>  of such a contest and make their own judgement as to enter or not.
    Charlie, exactly what I was trying to say. To a "non"- photographer, it 
would be a genuine honor to get their photo _anywhere_! 
    And... if they're a "non" - photographer, what is the chance of them 
producing a real moneymaker? Highly unlikely, IMO. Not just from the (lack 
of) experience angle, but from the equipment used angle. If they're drooling 
over a cheap Canon Rebel first prize, what are they using now? Not a 4Ti or 
M-6 with Leica glass, I'll bet!
    I think there are so many very advanced photographers here with advanced 
equipment, that it's difficult for the majority to imagine themselves in a 
newbie's shoes. Yes, to the advanced member of this list, it may seem a bit 
like the company is taking advantage of you and your images, since (maybe) 
the majority of your images are "keepers"; but, whether you're advanced or a 
beginner, all you have to do is read the rules, then decide if you want to 
participate or not. No one is holding a gun to your head in order to get the 
images are they? 

George S.

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