What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
sigala1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,818
Re: At least 10% of your income comes from photography

chkproductions 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.

I'm curious then - if someone works in-house for a corportate communications department working as a photographer, videographer, graphic artist, writer, etc. are they not pro's or are they pro's?

If your day job is as a salaried photographer, than 100% of your income is from photography so you are certainly a professional photographer. Even if your job is working at a Sears photo booth.

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