|"One needs thick skin to be an opinion columnist or writer, photography on the other hand is definitely more zen like..."|
In all my years as a professional photographer I had many compliments, people never went off on me or quit talking to me because they didn't like a photo I took.
Fast forward to my retirement years where I fancy myself a blogger and an opinion writer with many letters to the editor along with a daily blog.
People will comment things like, "move back to where you came from," or "go drink Manischewitz wine and complain with your own types." (actual comments) Writing is a passion in such a different way than photography.
Nobody ever looked at one of my photos and said, "move back to where you came from," "or next time I see you on your bike, lookout..!"
This blog for example, nobody will get upset with the photo I have accompanying this blog, but some will be upset with the content of words, the writing."One needs thick skin to be an opinion columnist or writer, photography on the other hand is definitely more zen like..."
I have discovered that writing takes thick skin, whereas photography is definitely more of a cakewalk with people responding to writers so much different than photographers. They say each picture is worth a thousands words, however words get you in trouble not photo's. For now all I can say is, "smile and say cheese!" :D)