Is everyone here a professional now

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
brianj
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Re: Is everyone here a professional now
In reply to rattymouse, Jun 5, 2013

rattymouse wrote:

brianj wrote:

bosjohn21 wrote:

brianj wrote:

When this site began it seemed to be teaming with amatuer and hobbyist photographer who revelled in getting more out of their new 2mp P&S digital cameras, it was really exciting days.

Now when I am reading threads people talk about carrying a P&S for unexpected things like someone runs into their car, but here's the interesting part, they say 'but when I am on a serious shoot' I take out the DSLR.

I take photos all the time and when I go on holidays I take a lot more, I love taking photos, but there is nothing serious about it, its just to record my family's life and have fun.

What is this serious photography that requires a DSLR, is it paid work, or something that their life depends on, will they lose face?

Can anyone please explain what has happened to people these days that everything has become so serious, where is the fun gone?  Is it only over on the Connect site?

Brian

for those of us not making a living with our cameras its is now and has always been about the fun

the fun and satisfaction of making a really fine print or file, the fun of capturing just the right moment, the fun of getting out and about by your self or with frinds and making images and enjoying the comradery, the fun of using the equipment you have and the fun of processing images. if I am not having fun whats the point unless I am a pro, And if I am a pro and I am not having fun then I will retire.

That sums it up perfectly for me too.

No it doesnt.  If it did, you would not feel the need, by your own admission, to complain about being left behind by others who have far more expensive gear than you do.

This whole thread would not exist if the above were true

Thanks for clarifying how I feel about this, I obviously got my own views wrong on this matter, I will consult you in future when I want to know what I think.

Brian

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