a bit, but.
it’s flattering to see a photograph published. having been selected as a photographer/supplier a few times by old-school agencies who claim to meet highest standards is also encouraging. on the other hand i have to face the fact that my publications in well-known media completely trace back to the reputation of those news and stock agencies. the media don’t want a picture taken by me. they just want a (high-quality, well composed, blah-blah) picture of a thing that happend to be in front of my lens when i pressed the shutter button. as a result my latter photos are probably not (or at least not instantly) available via agencies.
nowadays i take photographs to relax and i do consider many of my current images better than many of those from earlier days. what more can i ask for?