What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mark_A Forum Pro • Posts: 10,669
Re: Why does it matter so much?

MoreorLess wrote:

Mark_A wrote:

fredphotog, why does it matter so much?

There are amateurs and professionals producing very mixed work, some excellent some rubbish.

I had a period of paid photography so I could have claimed then that I was a pro.

I have been a photographer for about 14 years so I am no beginner, but I would also not yet claim to be expert.

If people want to call themselves pro, when you might think they are not, does it really matter?


I issue I spose is that you often see "I'm a pro" used to back up the qualify of someones work when in reality is that most pro's business has little to do with art.

I tend to look at the images, if I like them then I judge the photographer accordingly.


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