I picked up this quote from an article I saw posted on Facebook.
‘I Didn’t Write the Rules, Why Should I Follow Them?’ W. Eugene Smith
Something I think all photographers would do well to bear in mind as it’s all too easy to follow the basic conventions.
Another simple gem which came from the same interview was “The goal is the work itself.” Something which is easier for the passionate amateur than the hard pressed pro who needs the income from his craft but something else which we should all strive for. Creating beauty or conveying any message should be it’s own reward.