I hear where you are coming from but it is human nature for people to want confirmation of one's skills and knowledge, especially from those who hold themselves out as having those skills and knowledge. Words alone are sometimes just not enough. They want proof, and nothing less will satisfy them.
Is it really 'people' Peter? So far, it's only one reputable member who's called me out on this. That's 'person' not 'people'. Unless you're calling me out, which I don't think you're doing. It's one thing to say "we'd love to see a photo", as a few members in the past have said, and something entirely different to say "if you don't post photos, your credentials will be questioned."
I, as of this moment, have no still camera- and no smart phone- and no family member with a smart phone I can borrow. People like me DO exist. I bought a flip camera earlier this year with the intent to shoot videos, but haven't been pleased with the photo quality. If I had a still camera, this would have gotten done a long time ago. If I've disappointed anyone in my tardiness, I apologize. Regardless of my reasons, from this point forward, rather than keep people's hopes up and disappoint anyone further, I'm making this announcement. Until further notice, I will NOT be posting photos. If this causes anyone to doubt my credentials, go ahead and doubt away. There are plenty of members here who don't.