The Value of Quality Photography and the Love of Dogs
Several months ago my wife and I were lounging, watching one of the few TV shows we enjoy, Sunday Morning, when they presented an insperational story on two of my favorite subjects: Dogs and Photography. I went to the CBS website, hoping to find the program, but apparently they don’t post the videos until later since I wasn’t able to find it anywhere. Fast forward to this Sunday Morning, which reminded me of my original desire to write a blog on the show that featured Dogs and Photography. I grabbed my IPad, pulled up Google and bingo, found this amazing video I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
My reasons for wanting to share this are two-fold. First, it’s a great piece on helping expose the huge and horrific issue of throw-away dogs and the need to find them good homes. Second, for years I’ve wanted to try and find a way to encourage people to understand that quality photography is worth its weight in gold. As the world is inundated with more and more images, the value of a quality photograph is even more important. How do you convince a photo editor, art director or the CEO of a company that there is a difference between good and bad photography? This show drives makes that point like nothing I’ve ever seen. Take a look and you’ll understand what I mean.
I’m hopeful this video will inspire all of you to continue producing quality work that makes a difference. I’m equally as hopeful that this video will educate each and every one of you to the value of your work. With this knowledge, when someone requests the use of your photography, you will have the courage and pride to do what is right and fair for yourself and the world of photography. If it’s for a nonprofit FREE OF CHARGE is fair game. However, if the use is for a commercial entity, charging a fair and reasonable fee is the right and prideful thing to do. If you don’t market your work, watching this video will at least give you your morning dose of warm and fuzzy, knowing our mutual passion for all things photographic can make a difference. Enjoy the show. Sorry about the pre thirty second commercial but somebody has to pay for this stuff and thankfully it included someone getting paid to do a job well-done shooting a commercial video.