About 10 years ago I was working for a company in Minnesota. The company had a staff photographer, who I was assisting shoot some product shots in the studio (I was an engineer there and had designed the equipment). His friend, a nationally known photographer (who will remain nameless because a lot of you folks would know him) came in. We were introduced and his first question for me was whether I was a photographer. I told him I was an amateur. His next question was "do you shoot blad?" After saying I didn't have one, he said nothing more to me.