« on: December 19, 2013, 03:48:00 PM »
Anywho, for what it's worth, i sent a link of this thread to CPS... dont know what or if things can change now that they have let things get out of control, but one can hope.
So what you´re actually saying is that You want Canon to give You and your peers, with less gear, meaning you have spent less money with Canon, exclusive right to their services (and more, faster and better, please), of which you are the heavy and costly users, excluding others who are spending more money with Canon, but use less of their services
i am not surprised if you find it difficult to make money ...
not at all my friend, not at all... Just holding their feet to the fire... Change your rules to either expand services to all people or enforce the rules already on the books... Just dont pretend to be a professional service if you are not.
I cannot speak for all. But I can say that I do offer a professional service (one of which all my clients have loved over other so-called pros before me). I don't have the time to have anywhere near the same frequency of professional gigs as a full-time pro, but it doesn't mean that I do not do my fair share. So as far as I go, there is no pretending here. The only thing causing an issue is when an individual has decided that the amount or type of work they do makes them more qualified as a "professional."
In a nutshell. Just because I have chosen to do something else as a primary source of income doesn't make the paid work that I do not "professional."
I'm not saying you are not "professional", although depending on many factors, that may or may not be an accurate description, but that's neither here or there... Once again, their rules state a full time professional image maker, or an image maker that produces work for a third party full time... whatever, same jist... as I said, i didn't make the rules... they never asked me for my input on the rules... BUT, if your camera goes down, you can afford to have canon repair and have it back to you when they are done.... I dont have that luxury. This is my sole income... this is all i know to do... This is what i've worked my whole life for. If you cannot understand that, then you have more problems that just this. Enforce the rules or change them... Not saying is is more right than the other, just dont claim to be a professional service then (canon). (and be prepared to lose more pro's over to nikon)...