- I started photographing things at a younger age as a child than you did, so I must be a better photographer.
- I use [camera brand X] which is clearly better than your [camera brand Y] gear.
- The natural world has natural light so there’s no reason to waste time with expensive and hard-to-learn artificial lighting.
- I learned to print black & white photos in the darkroom which is the right way rather than faking it with a Photoshop plugin.
- Real art can’t come from cameras built into phones.
- A plastic camera with a light leak is awesome. Using Instagram to make a photo that looks like it came from a plastic camera with a light leak is pathetic.
- The fact that everyone is enjoying photography is ruining photography.
- You share all of your work online; everyone knows that real photographers only appreciate work that’s printed.
- And good photographers print their own work rather than having it done by a lab.
The above statements are bullshit. Your photography is what you make of it. I might not like your style, or the way you share it, or the gear you use, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. If you’re creating a picture with something that’s a camera, you’re doing photography. If you’re happy, don’t let someone tell you that you’re doing it wrong.