How do you know if you are really stock photographer?

posted on 11th of august, 2010

This question entered my mind the other day when a very unique and exciting photo op came into my life. I was getting ready to get into bed and a huge scorpian ran across my sheet. Instead of running for my camera, I ran for a shoe to kill the scorpion.

Was I right to panic and kill the scorpion or should I have stopped and taken a picture? Does this action disqualify me as a true stock photographer?

Thanks, Dee Dee Dixon

Comments (14)

Posted by Fultonsphoto on August 12, 2010
"...the second of him stinging me on my arm... "
Touche Brad LOL
Posted by Bradcalkins on August 12, 2010
...the second of him stinging me on my arm...

Just think of all the follow up shots at the hospital :)
Posted by Fultonsphoto on August 12, 2010
I myself as a wildlife/nature photographer and the adventerous type would have taken 3 shots, one of the critter isolated, the second of him stinging me on my arm while I focused in and aimed with the right hand (pillows on floor to break the fall of the dropped camera) and the third of my revenge :0)
Posted by Sigurdurwilliam on August 12, 2010
Would the scorpion be required to sign a model release form? Or maybe he was a minor... I doubt they reach 18 years... =P
Posted by Gmargittai on August 11, 2010
You are really a stock photographer when instead of running away from the scorpion you automatically start to think about the appropriate keywords: scorpion poisonous insect bug black isolated?...
Posted by Rosedarc on August 11, 2010
I know what you mean... my husband recently broke his elbow badly and was taken to the emergency room. Great opportunity for some real hospital shots which I missed! Big sigh... I guess that disqualifies both of us.
Posted by Morphers82 on August 11, 2010
You are not a true stock photographer, everyone knows the huge ones aren't as poisonous as the tiny ones.
Posted by Deedeedixon on August 11, 2010
Maybe next time I won't be such a chicken, but I hate scorpions with a passion. They love to sting me and I find them in the strangest places. Yuck!
Posted by Cristalloid on August 11, 2010
the REALLY REAL stock photographer kills about 13,47 scorpions a day *smile*
Posted by Mani33 on August 11, 2010
If your bed sheets are white, then sorry you had a model isolated on white & you missed it! If the sheets are with stripes or with strong colors, you did well by killing it! Good luck in the next test to see if you are a MS :))))
Posted by Wisconsinart on August 11, 2010
Better than being a host of one of those weird food shows on cable TV and being required to eat the varmint...
Posted by Bradcalkins on August 11, 2010
I know I am - my son told me that a bird had 'gone' on our backyard slide. I said I'd go clean it off and he asked me if I wanted to get a picture of it first :) The real question is if you took a shot of the bottom of the shoe when it was safe!
Posted by smartview27 on August 11, 2010
I think you are!
Posted by Thanatonautii on August 11, 2010
If I where you ( and I wanna say that I never sought any scorpion in my life, only a small one who was put in a plastic can and sell as a souvenir) I would leave the camera and the house and run for my life as far as I would seen with my eyes :P
So, don`t worry, I don`t think that you are not a stock photographer if you did that! :)

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