What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
hdr Senior Member • Posts: 2,836
Re: A Pro makes money...

MysteryLemon wrote:

... I see shocking work from some people who I wouldn't even class as a photographer, but they are right to call themselves a professional photographer because someone out there is stupid enough to pay for their work...

If the 'shocking work' is exactly what the buyer likes and is will to pay for, then it makes no difference whether one calls the photographer a pro or not. But the fact that an ignorant buyer is wiling to pay for his work is no indication that the photographer is a pro in the true sense of the word. Of course if many knowledgeable buyers admire and buy his work, then he is without doubt a pro.

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