Am I really a photographer?

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Am I really a photographer?
Jan 29, 2012

I joined a local camera club, they have an evaluation night.. so i submitted a few shots. but looking for shots got me thinking about how my photos really are not in a league of photographers.. and are more just family and friend shots.. I feel i am very competent with my equipment, technically i can get the shot I want if i try. but what I'm lacking is the drive to get a beautiful or meaningful photo, something with a story or something that really would make people think.. I have lots of great animal photos from the zoo and travel photos of my family. but does that really make me a photographer? I'm not so sure.. then i think about the sports photographers and how they are there capturing the moment and the emotion but not really telling a story either.. and i feel like i could be a sports photographer.. somehow this seems easier..(no disrespect meant to sports photographers)
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