I’m a world famous photographer. My work has been seen and talked about all over the world. And guess what, so has yours. And pretty much every other one of my contacts and friends on here. Promoting yourself as world famous nowadays is about as relevant as saying, “I make the best fish tacos of anyone in my house”. Flickr, photography and life itself is global. Now, YEARS ago, this meant something. World famous meant that your work was seen in publications in Italy, Russia, Brazil, Minnesota and all over. You really were someone. Now… eh. We’re all someone famous.
It has got to the point where people are so desperate for attention for their photos that I am daily being sent message titled So-and-so wants you to see a photo. Then inside this private invitation, there is no personal note, no reason why I should see a photo, no relevance of the photo to me… just a personal invitation to view their photo because………………. I’m not sure. A lot of the time, it’s from someone from a country who uses squiggly lines and dots for letters, and most of these people I’ve never heard from. Do they think that my comment/fave will help them achieve the dream of reaching magic donkey status.
For all of you who wanted the Lightroom presets I used for this engagement shoot, I’ll just give them to ya. If you click on this link it’ll take you to a free file hosting site where you can have the file or link emailed to you. Works pretty simple. Now you can tweak them any way you want. All I ask is if you do use my presets and post the photo on Flickr, to go outside your house at 1:04am the following night and do 10 jumping jacks in the middle of the street while drinking a cup of orange juice. Nothing is for free, baby.