My own experience:
I’ve sometimes spoken of the EXTREME JEALOUSY some photographers have of others. They can be full of hate as a result, and can wish evil on other photographers, what I call James-3 cursing. Because that’s what James says not to do in chapter 3 of this Bible book.
Part of this has to do with the “love of money” being the root of all evil. Competition in a field which involves making money can get doggy dog when people aren’t living in the Son, and don’t even try to love their neighbor as themselves — Jesus’ second greatest commandment.
This is from Jay Patel:
3 Wrong Reasons to pursue Landscape Photography
So the question is…why do you want to become a landscape photographer? If you do it for the wrong reason you are bound to be disillusioned and frustrated in this cut throat world of landscape photography. …
It is ALL about Likes, Tweets and +1s
Landscape photography is becoming highly competitive in this world of social media. Social media feeds on the LOOK AT ME! factor; this means that many landscape photographers are after as many tweets, likes, and +1s as they get on their favorite social media network. Over the years, I have known photographers who create fake accounts just to criticize other photographers or to boost their own work.