What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
fishy wishy
fishy wishy Senior Member • Posts: 6,211
Re: What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

Looks like you already confused yourself. You say that Professional meant earning from photography, then you move on to preferring a value judgment on their skills. This is just "worthy" vs. "non-worthy" photographers.

When you have to photograph things for other people rather than yourself, you often have to rely on technique rather than inspiration. An amateur can make himself look cool posting a couple of heavily worked photos a month, but that's not a work rate to rely on for earning money.

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