What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

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jackdan
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Re: What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?
In reply to bruxi, 9 months ago

bruxi 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'.

Some folks think if you are published then you are a 'Pro'.

I see people with $20,000 in equipment call themselves a 'Pro' but create crappy work.

So TODAY, what makes a 'Pro'?

If you earn 50% or more of your income from photography you are a pro photographer.
If you earn less than 50% of your income from photography you are an amateur photographer.

There is no need to complicate this stuff further than that.

Where does 50% come from? That makes zero sense.

Yeah, I thought it was 45%.

A specific number is certainly more precision than is warranted, but there does need to be a threshold. I have sold some photos, but that does not make me a professional.

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