Inspired by a this comment on an earlier thread, I drafted the following: Hippocratic Oath for Analog Photographers I swear by Niepce, Fox Talbot, and Daguerre; Stieglitz, Weston, and Adams; Bourke-White, Lange, and Capa, and all the others who have gone before me, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfil according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant: I will provide instruction and learning to my children and all others who possess an interest in the craft and art of film photography. I will do no harm to those entrusted to me as models or subjects. Further, in photographing the natural world I will leave no mark behind of my passing. In documenting events, I will neither manipulate images to obscure the truth nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. I will not use the digicam, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work. If I fulfil this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may my lenses be scratched, my cameras jam, my film be fogged, and my developers oxidise. Edits and comments?