Stages Of A Photographer

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  1. haha, yeah, this seems relatively accurate.

    I definitely feel like I’ve hit that 40% confidence flatline, which I think is a healthy place to be for a working artist.

    To say nothing of projected confidence.

    • Wasted Time

      @Ian Aleksander Adams,

      >>I definitely feel like I’ve hit that 40% confidence flatline, which I think is a healthy place to be for a working artist.

      Except, at least according to this chart, that means you’re almost dead! That doesn’t sound all that healthy to me. ;^)

  2. :/ he should be taking pictures not making graphs..

    Or is there a graph for that too?

  3. Its unfortunate that we tend to measure our worth based on what projects we are or are not shooting at the moment. I would say this graph points out how much of our success in this industry depends on mental fortitude above all else. Just like a marathon can be more about mental strength than how good of a runner you are, its how well you tolerate pain.

  4. Had my zoom lens with me while hanging out yesterday. Took a few spring flower pix. Then deleted them all. I don’t just want to be a flower photographer! Then captured the reflection of palm trees on the hood of a red Ferrari. So Beverly Hills! Funny graph. Thanks.

  5. Girlphotog

    How odd. They seem to have overlooked the point on the graph line where the photographer launches a personal website pitching their skills as a casual-yet-classy lifestyle-wedding-baby photographer.

  6. Wasted Time

    So the moral of the story is stick with shooting flowers and cats, else you will wind up depressed, broke and dead.

  7. Amusing.
    Wonder who created the chart.
    Where’s the “photography” though? (This seems to be stages of a digital imager).
    From inception to death in 5 years?

  8. LOL It is very funny and interesting. I would like to know what data sets and sources which were used to compile the graph.

    To me the time line could be months or decades or centuries. I think it depends on the photographers outlook towards life as a whole.

  9. What’s the stage where you outgrow calling people faggots? (Look a bit to the left of the center of the graph to see what I’m referring to.)