- From: Aquiles Almansi <aalmansi@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: leica@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 06:19:26 -0700 (PDT)
Nathan's advise is the same one that one of my High School teachers gave me 31 years ago, and it is the same one I have given to all my (Economics/Finance)students over the last 20 years. One can do really well only what one loves, and one is unlikely to make much money out of something one doesn't do really well. As Tina suggests, however, doing really well also requires favorable market conditions. But the reason why I believe my teacher's (and Nathan's)advise is still the best is that long-term market conditions are unpredictable. Many people blame the TV for doing away with Life and other illustrated magazines (but Paris Match survives, however..), and it is not difficult to suspect that autoeverything cameras plus digital sensors have something to do with the idea that any reporter can bring back a decent picture to decorate an article. But we do not know, and we cannot know, what the market will demand 10-20 years from now. We just need to learn to cope with the personal consequences...of our own tastes. Just my take on this most interesting subject. --- Nathan Wajsman <n.wajsman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Tina, > > No, you should advise young people to pursue what > they love. I really > believe that it is better for to choose the path one > burns for rather > than choosing something just because it pays better. > This is a relevant > issue for me, with a son about to turn 15 and > starting, just starting, > to think of where he will go to college and what he > should study. > > Back when I was making that choice, I decided to > study economics because > it was the social science that interested me the > most, and I thought > very little about post-university employment. As it > turned out, my PhD > is utterly useless as I have worked in business my > whole career so far > and could just as well have left university after > getting a BA, but I > still do not regret choosing as I did. > > Nathan > > Tina Manley wrote: > > > > > > Maybe I should tell all of these potential > photographers that it is the > > worst possible job for the worst possible pay and > encourage them to become > > teachers or sewer workers instead!! > > > > Leically? > > > > Tina > > > > -- > Nathan Wajsman > Almere, The Netherlands > > e-mail: n.wajsman@xxxxxxxxx > Mobile: +31 630 868 671 > > General photo site: > http://www.nathanfoto.com/index.html > Seville photos: > http://www.fotosevilla.com/index.html > > ========================================================= > To Unsubscribe: Send email to > leica-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in > the Subject field. The acknowledgment that you then > receive MUST be replied to per instructions. You may > also log in to the Web interface to unsubscribe. ===== Aquiles Almansi http://www.leica-gallery.net/aalmansi __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Friends. Fun. Try the all-new Yahoo! Messenger. http://messenger.yahoo.com/ ========================================================= To Unsubscribe: Send email to leica-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. The acknowledgment that you then receive MUST be replied to per instructions. You may also log in to the Web interface to unsubscribe.
- Re: Competition
- From: Nathan Wajsman
- Re: Competition