I applied for a job with a well known Bay Area School Photography Studio. I showed up in a jacket and tie and we discovered that I had worked for a company that the Studio had merged with years ago. The interview went great. I have more than 35 years experience photographing subjects for portraiture. As the interview concluded, The HR people said, "we will let you know". I knew then that I did not have the job. This was confirmed when I got an email stating that they are going with someone else with experience closer to they way they do business? I was definitely turned down due to my age. But since they are not allowed to say that. There is no one more qualified than I am for the job. I actually could have brought by experience to them to improve their workflow. They probably went with someone in their 20's or 30's. Old people make them uncomfortable I suppose.