Originally Posted by Cesar Parroco
I've never made a single cent out of photography, I'd rather do it for the pleasure it gives me and the enjoyment of learning new skills. However I do have a little ambition and one day hope to make a little money out of my passion though I'd rather be a good photographer than a financially successful one.
Micro stock agency's in my opinion are cheapening the skills of a photographer and taking business away from established professionals. So many people in the digital age have vision's of grandeur and want to make a living out of photography but signing up to micro stock agency's or significantly undercutting established pro's is actually killing the business they want to get into.
How many times have you seen post's like "First wedding on Saturday, what flash should I buy for this?" or somebody posted recently that they lost all the images on there compact flash card. Thing's like this cheapen the art of photography and reduce its worth in the eye's of the paying public.
If you want respect as a photographer you need to earn it buy being a professional in every area of your business.
So as you can gather, I don't like micro stock agencies