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I'm Pro 3029.70%
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11-03-2014, 11:37 AM   #16
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Semi-Pro. Though I consider myself a hobbyist, I get more solicitations for paid work than I can accommodate.

11-03-2014, 01:39 PM   #17
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Semi-amateur.
11-03-2014, 02:03 PM   #18
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I did a paid shoot once and I've also taken assignments for several grassroots organizations in which I'm active and a friend who for sure couldn't afford a pro. Based on that limited experience, I have boundless admiration for those who do photography (especially wedding photography!) for a living.
11-03-2014, 02:13 PM   #19
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let's just say if it weren't for my day job your poll would need a 3rd option: "starving artist"
very funny =)) maybe the next poll =D

11-03-2014, 02:35 PM   #20
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11-03-2014, 02:37 PM   #21
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You could say I'm a pro. That would be a lie of course.
11-03-2014, 02:42 PM   #22
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pablom : your photos are skillful stuff ! you can make money from those
11-03-2014, 02:50 PM   #23
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I sell prints, do portraits, and get some editorial work so I guess I'm a pro but I still have my day job.

11-03-2014, 02:50 PM   #24
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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
You seem to be the first Pro in this poll I myself see many pro-level photos in this forum and admire their works a lot.
It's interesting to be a Pro too, you do what you like for a living, it's like living your dream
we are all living our dreams.....didn't you post a photo of a heavenly shot of a sky diving expedition yesterday! Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.....
11-03-2014, 02:55 PM   #25
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thanks for your kindness ! I'm still learning a lot from our forum members
11-03-2014, 05:20 PM   #26
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Ahhhh...the "Priesthood of Pro"...


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Ahhhh...the "Priesthood of Pro"...


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11-03-2014, 05:34 PM   #28
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I do not make a regular income from photography. I wish I would make money from this, but I have a hard time finding an audience. There are some very agressive photographers pushing their work around here, even though some are actually total beginners. One guy I heard about bought a camera a year ago, but spent a lot on the camera and lenses. Now he is "pro" even though his skills are... not really pro. But he managed to convince himself, as well as others.

I see a lot of photographers online, on this forum, who take pro tier photos but apparently don't get paid. Life is unfair
11-03-2014, 07:46 PM   #29
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To be honest, being a pro isn't all it's cracked up to be because you're taking photos for others. Amateurs have more creative freedom and artistic license precisely because they are taking photos for themselves.
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To be honest, being a pro isn't all it's cracked up to be because you're taking photos for others. Amateurs have more creative freedom and artistic license precisely because they are taking photos for themselves.

What if I take photos for myself and people give me money for them because I'm a

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