Good is not cheap, cheap is not good

It seems like I have been doing a lot of ranting lately. The thing is, I just see a lot wrong with journalism and photography right now. So here we go again. This is sure to piss off a few people.

When I got my first tattoo I was surprised by how expensive it was. My tattoo artist looked at me and said, “cheap ain’t good and good ain’t cheap.” That’s probably why I kept going back to him over the years. He was right about tattoos and right about a lot of things in life. You get what you pay for.

Over the years I have been working for the newspaper, I have had many opportunities outside of editorial photography to make pictures. I have shot weddings, portraits, head shots, fashion, annual reports, you name it. Recently I have been shooting weddings and portraits to supplement my decreased income at the paper. Times are tough and we have been subjected to furlough days. Long story short, I am making less money today than I was when I started working at the paper.

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