What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

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Aberaeron
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Re: At least 10% of your income comes from photography
In reply to sigala1, 7 months ago

sigala1 wrote:

Aberaeron wrote:

sigala1 wrote:

fredphotog wrote:

We discuss it here, we see people say 'I am no Pro..', but these folks take darned good photos.

So what make a 'Pro' a 'Pro'?

It used to be if you made 50% or more of your income from a 'hobby' then you were considered a 'Pro'

So I say that if you have a day job, but you do photography on weekends and it's at least 10% of your total income, then it's more than just a hobby.

What if you own 100+ rental properties bringing in the best part of £1millionUK per year but spend 50% of your time taking commercial photos that bring in only £20,000 a year, which is only 2% of total annual income?

Then I say that you're a hobbyist.

Of course you are free to disagree... I just made up the 10% thing anyway.

Even when making 20k per annum from it?

I might just agree with you though, which is why I mentioned in an earlier post, the importance of context.

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