A pretty harsh, but I feel realistic, viewpoint on the business of being a "professional" "photographer".
#1: You suck at shooting enough pictures to make a difference.
#2: Your photographs suck.
#3: Your marketing sucks.
#4: Your presentation sucks.
#5: Your list sucks.
#6: Your client outreach sucks.
#7: Your portfolio sucks.
#8: Your brand sucks.
#9: Your gear sucks.
#10: You suck.
But the best part is that he gives advice on how to de-suck.
Yikes, just the type of advice you don't want to hear, but need to hear. :-\"
Reinforces my belief that being a professional photographer is a hard way to make a living and an easy way to kill a hobby.
Gear: Camera obscura with an optical device which transmits and refracts light.