The comments that he received show that there are clearly groups of people who sit firmly on each side of the fence. The post generated a plethora of differing reactions from both readers and other photographer-bloggers such as Vincent Laforet and, of course, John Harrington.
Even fellow plugin-writer Jeffrey Friedl decided to rant about the rants.
I have nothing new or revolutionary to say on the subject; I feel that all the arguments, both for and against, have now been laid bear.
However I would like to react to the many people that responded with the suggestion that working for free is a good way to get a “foot in the door”. I personally don’t think it is such a good idea, so I thought I’d mention I technique that I’ve used to get my own foot in the door that isn’t so much about working for free as much as potentially working for nothing.
- Incidentally, being controversial is a great way of gaining an audience. I’ll have to think of something like that. [↩]