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July 9, 2007

Amateur Vs. Pro…can you tell the difference?

Filed under: internet,Photography — chantal @ 10:19 am

The other week I linked to a NY Times article about a new microstock service called iStock.

Today on Wired, they put the iStock amateurs up against the pro Corbis competition…side by side. Take a look…without seeing which is which. Looks like the competition is pretty fierce—on both sides.

from Wired, can you tell which is amateur and which is pro?



  1. yes, i can, i think πŸ˜€

    The first isn’t a pro photo. why? the lines in the second photo are in good composition to the models hair, right in the middle.

    Comment by Chris — July 9, 2007 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  2. The only difference between amateur and pro is one does it for the love, the other for pay. They can both produce fine images.

    Comment by charlottekings — July 9, 2007 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  3. I’ve heard that before (“one does it for the love, the other for pay”)…
    I have to add though, many pros do it for love AND for pay πŸ™‚

    Comment by Chantal — July 9, 2007 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  4. There is really no difference between the two if you’ve got natural talents. I’ve been hearing this nonse for years, pro and amateur, when in the end its all asbout if artist is getting paid for his or her services, and is committed fully to their chosen craft.

    Comment by Solomon — July 9, 2007 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

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