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Photographic Talent Isn’t Age Specific

If you think you can’t compete as a photographer because you’re past a certain age, think again. Here’s a fantastic quote by National Geographic Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns from an interview he gave back in 2005:

There are a lot of exciting photographers out there. Our new director of photography, David Griffin, and assistant director Susan Smith are making a much stronger push than we have in the past to identify young, emerging talent. They’re not necessarily age-specific either. Often photographers start to find their traction in their 50s.

Johns also says that photography’s transition to digital has also helped photographers develop more quality; getting feedback is easier than ever, and many of the prohibitive costs are no more.

60 Minutes With Chris Johns (via The Online Photographer)


Image credit: Something to Take Home to Think About Besides Homework by B Tal


 
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    Check out this post Alec Soth made on his blog regarding this very subject: http://littlebrownmushroom.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/at-what-age-do-photographers-do-their-most-influential-work/

    Good stuff in the comments section.