What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
AlbertInFrance
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Re: What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?
In reply to fredphotog, Feb 26, 2014

fredphotog wrote:

WRONG.

I have no interest in 'degrading' anyone's 'title'.

Let me ask this:

If you were a 100% paid 'Pro' ANYTHING, if you retire or quit doing it, are you still considered a 'Pro'?

YES

If and when I need to refer to my status in this way I describe myself as either an 'ex-pro' or a 'retired pro'.

I consider my present status to be 'amateur'; however, very occasionally you come across things like competitions where anybody who ever worked for money as a photographer is excluded -- that would put me out of the frame.

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