What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

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Re: Why does it matter so much?
In reply to Mark_A, 8 months ago

Mark_A wrote:

fredphotog, why does it matter so much?

There are amateurs and professionals producing very mixed work, some excellent some rubbish.

I had a period of paid photography so I could have claimed then that I was a pro.

I have been a photographer for about 14 years so I am no beginner, but I would also not yet claim to be expert.

If people want to call themselves pro, when you might think they are not, does it really matter?

Mark

I issue I spose is that you often see "I'm a pro" used to back up the qualify of someones work when in reality is that most pro's business has little to do with art.

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