Manufacturers of camera gear and accessories naturally want to embellish their products with 'real' looking people, but when I see photographers depicted in these ads I just want to burst out laughing. Never in my life have I ever seen any photographer look like what's depicted in those ads. The latest, which prompted me to raise this post, is Lowepro with their new camera cases: Olympus is not immune: In my news and sports days, I think I was the most well dressed photographer about, as I always wore trousers, a shirt with collar and clean shoes or boots. The regular photographer's attire would be faded jeans, T-shirt and runners. For formal assignments I'd even put on a suit and tie. Mind you, I never looked as cool as the dudes in these and other ads.