Anonymous asked: Just saw a photographer bragging on his facebook that he got the cover of a magazine. I looked it up and they exist purely based on submissions from photographers. They don't pay, and worse, they make you pay to have the issue that you shot for! It's not a cheap magazine either. They claim it's to save the environment. How do you feel about this. I'm angry that anyone is stupid enough to fall for this and think it makes all photographers look bad. I hate these "magazines"!
Look. It is what it is. Let it go. Stop watching other photographers. Keep your head down and get to work.
Magazines, for decades, have been using free to cheap photography. On the flip side, it’s very expensive to run a magazine. Look how many are going web only or are closing shop all together.
Photographers look bad by doing a number of things. They also look great doing a number of things. You can tit for tat this crap all day long.
Don’t worry about them. Keep your head down. Do great work. Find your market. Keep your expenses as low as you can. Hold this career with an open hand because it will come and it will go.