Robin Ansell

Specialist, Consultant, Blogger, Poet, Writer, Artist, Musician, Photographer - Analogue and Digital, Filmmaker, Digital Artist, Podcaster, Web Developer, Buddhist (trying...). Poetic tea and coffee drinker.


If it is too good to be true

So I get direct messaged to ask me to join a group of photographers by someone who says they are a photography agent. It looks interesting so I apply for membership to the private LinkedIn group.

Then I get a message that says (I paraphrase), the group is too big and unmanageable now so…

1. If you do not have a really good photo better than all your others, LEAVE THE GROUP.

2. Would you want your photograph printed in a book. If not LEAVE THE GROUP.

3. Would you allow the photograph to be printed in a book with no payment. If not LEAVE THE GROUP.

4. Since there are a lot of people in the group please understand that it would be expensive to print the book if you got paid for it. If you do not understand this. LEAVE THE GROUP.

Please LEAVE THE GROUP if you do not want this.

And do not make comments about this message.


Funny but it was not what the description of the group said.

Funny but it seems to smell quite bad.

Of course I am going to leave the group because I am better than this, as a photographer and an artist I am better than this.


Even my nagging headache cannot spoil the pleasure of this moody atmospheric day, dark, windy, rainy, and best of all, looking out at it from indoors.