How do you know if you are really stock photographer?

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

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August 12, 2010

Fultonsphoto

"...the second of him stinging me on my arm... "
Touche Brad LOL

August 12, 2010

Bradcalkins

...the second of him stinging me on my arm...

Just think of all the follow up shots at the hospital :)

August 12, 2010

Fultonsphoto

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)

August 12, 2010

Sigurdurwilliam

Would the scorpion be required to sign a model release form? Or maybe he was a minor... I doubt they reach 18 years... =P

August 11, 2010

Gmargittai

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?...

August 11, 2010

Rosedarc

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.

August 11, 2010

Morphers82

You are not a true stock photographer, everyone knows the huge ones aren't as poisonous as the tiny ones.

August 11, 2010

Deedeedixon

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!

August 11, 2010

Cristalloid

the REALLY REAL stock photographer kills about 13,47 scorpions a day *smile*

August 11, 2010

Mani33

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 :))))

August 11, 2010

Wisconsinart

Better than being a host of one of those weird food shows on cable TV and being required to eat the varmint...

August 11, 2010

Bradcalkins

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!

August 11, 2010

smartview27

I think you are!

August 11, 2010

Thanatonautii

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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