What is the definition of a professional wildlife photographer?

Started Aug 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Zee Char
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Re: Professional is one who is earning a living.
In reply to Mike921, Aug 30, 2013

Mike921 wrote:

garyknrd wrote:

Apewithacamera wrote:

Was hoping for a little more than that? I would say wedding photographers are a good definition of a professional photographer. Making a living taking pics and selling them. But wildlife photography is a lot different than a professional wedding or portrait photographer. Or maybe I am wrong?

Presently living in Asia

IMHO, a professional (fill in anything) is someone who gets paid for their work.

I don't think so. If you are a car salesman by profession and your neighbour pays you to build their fence during your summer holidays you are not a professional carpenter even if the fence you built kicks everyones else's butt.

To get technical you are a professional when more than 50% of your income comes from a trade, career, etc. You can good at many things but only one qualifies you as a professional - the one that brings in most of the meat and potatoes. If you do several things that all bring in an equal amount you are a "jack of all trades".

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