I've yet to see a photographer whine about Jasmine who's actually better than Jasmine...
I have never whined about jasmine or her success. I think shes probably a better photographer than myself. Don't know because i have not worked side by side to see what she does. She is definately way better at post production.
What I am saying, and i want to be perfectly clear about this, is the approach they (PPA and WPPI) are taking and the food they are feeding the entry level crowd. you cant learn this stuff by attending 1 or 2 seminars and then think you can go out an actually do this. That message is not being taught.
bnlearle. I think your in southern California San Diego area. My old stomping grounds. You know the market out there. Many of my friends that shoot sports wont even try to jump into the market in SO Cal because of whats going on out there. They are outstanding photographers. Im not complaining and/or whining. Just stating fact about whats going on. I think jasmine is good. I understand from you that she is a really nice gal and has a great personality. I think that is awesome. Does that make her the best of the best ? Not so sure. I think this approach that she and others take with this marketing is dead wrong and eventually hurts the industry. I have also voiced this to many PPA and WPPI instructors. It goes in one ear and out the other.