What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

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bosjohn21
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Re: What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

Aberaeron wrote:

bosjohn21 wrote:

of course you are. its about how you make a living not about how good you are at your craft, this is one of several definitions but all are similar (of a person) engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime.

"a professional boxer"

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John aka bosjohn21

Yes. I tend to agree that anyone who accepts pay for a job is doing so in a professional capacity. An amateur does not generally get paid.

However, there are exceptions on both sides and any definition has to be seen in its context.

agreed but maybe what is really wanted in this discussion is a different term other than professional however I cannot think of one.

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