I love the work that amateur photographers are coming up with today, mostly armed with only a smartphone and a photo filter app… However, I have never been intimidated by the fact that there are is a competitive amateur photography seen under me. As a matter of fact, I have not been threatened either. Yes, I know it’s their presents, and I study what they do, and make my own critique. I don’t see why I would be threatened. If people want to practice photography, that’s fine. And the fact that photo filter applications and stock photography sites that run on mobile uploads, things like that, that is the type of Advent that I find extremely interesting. I don’t think that it is threatening, I think that it is very good for the state of Photography. Seriously, why would I be threatened by a photo filter. The fact is, most of us professional photographers have been buying equipment for years and years, and at this point have tens of thousands of dollars of cameras and lenses. If I can’t put that to you some Bido at some people with their smartphones and photo filter applications, then I don’t deserve to be a photographer. I’m not I’m not trying to be condescending about this, I think that some of the photography that comes out of these applications and Mobile stock photography databases is very fantastic. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being an amateur. As a matter of fact, I think amateurism is absolutely essential to push professionalism. Honestly, if there isn’t levels to these things, and there’s no competition, then how does quality raise, and how do standards find a way of equalizing? This is what I’m very interested in discovering, and I don’t see why people are so threatened by these photo filter applications and things like that. Seriously, I have no idea why.