We often meet people who think buying an expensive camera or lens instantly makes them a pro photographer. Meanwhile they often don’t learn how to use their equipment or they just leave it unused due to a lack of time or lost interest. A very pertinent ad from Norway makes fun of them.
no professional needed
Members of the local workers’ union at Stourbridge Newsquest starting a protest. Journalists of the newspaper stood up in protest not doing what the professional photographers fired from the newspaper were doing: taking pictures.
I disagree with the statement in the title but the recurring photographer layoffs and many comments suggest this. This time a journalist expressed his quite similar opinion. I think he just challenged his fate because it is a dangerous thing to start prove your boss that everyone can be replaced with cheaper workforce – they might believe you and take it serious.