What is a 'Pro' Photographer, really?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
AdSR Regular Member • Posts: 370
Re: Do the dictionary definitions not apply?

That then raises the question of what is a photographer? Is it really just anyone who takes a picture with a camera? I am fairly competent with a DSLR, but don't consider myself a photographer, especially when compared to many of you. Or maybe it is relative. Compared to my 11yr old granddaughter using her dad's old D90, I might be considered a photographer, Nah.

Anyone who takes a picture intentionally. It's the intent that makes you a photographer. The quality of your work is just a quantitative measure of how well you transform that intent into results. That quality is relative to other photographers' work and depends on who's evaluating it (and by what measure).

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