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06/30/2006 08:20:29 AM · #1
Is everone a professional photographer here using big lights and filters etc or is anyone like me - just shoots pics
06/30/2006 08:22:36 AM · #2
Can I say I'm in between? I'm on my way to becoming hopefully a professional photographer Fingers crossed Im gunna rock Australia LOL
06/30/2006 08:22:37 AM · #3
you dont just shoot pics w/ a rebelXT. you're a photographer, give yourself some credit.
06/30/2006 08:22:43 AM · #4
I am not a professional photographer, I am a geologist/geochemist dba an IT geek.
06/30/2006 08:22:56 AM · #5
I think you will find there is both. From all walks of life and all countries and of all scope of experience, knowledge and equipment.
06/30/2006 08:23:29 AM · #6
I am definitely not a pro. I have sold images and done some portraits, but I don't have the big lights, etc. I just like taking pictures around my house and town. Also, vacations and lots of pets and family.
06/30/2006 08:24:59 AM · #7
Sorry to say I dont have a Canon Rebel I was going to buy one but something came up and had to spend the money on hospital bills. I am not able to change my profile
06/30/2006 08:29:04 AM · #8
I just take pics :) I'll be taking pics for my first challenge entry tomorrow, and my palms are already sweating..hehe!!! But Ive noticed a few here who arent pros (but they could be!)
06/30/2006 08:30:17 AM · #9
i'm a writer who takes photos.
06/30/2006 08:31:37 AM · #10
I'm a graphics designers by day, superhero photographer by night. I do hve lights and studio and do sell professional photographic services, so I guess I'm 50/50
06/30/2006 08:33:27 AM · #11
I'm about 35% a photographer. I play at it all the time, and actually work at it when I'm at university. I tell myself that I'm a real one to justify new toys. Maybe one day I'll get there fully. :-)
06/30/2006 08:43:56 AM · #12
I'm an accountant in an investment bank... Can't get much less "professional photographer" than that. Not even involved in an artistic profession.
06/30/2006 08:50:29 AM · #13
just a stay at home mom who likes to take pictures and is learning to get better. id like to be a "photographer" someday. but im not yet really. no one wants my work or anything. :(
06/30/2006 08:55:32 AM · #14
Software developer here. I am nowhere near what would be considered a professional, but I'm aiming to make some money out of this 'hobby' in the future.
06/30/2006 08:56:05 AM · #15
I am a lawyer who occasionally gets out of work in time to take photographs. I suppose that makes me a "professional" and a "photographer", but not at the same time...!

Message edited by author 2006-06-30 08:56:47.
06/30/2006 08:57:36 AM · #16
I'm retired and I shoot for my own pleasure. I have big lights and sometimes use them. Been published and have sold some stuff. Belong to a camera club and like to help educate whenever someone wants help.
06/30/2006 08:57:46 AM · #17
i wake up in the morning and ponder where i would like to shoot today. then i get dressed and sell roof trusses to people!
06/30/2006 09:03:39 AM · #18
I'm a marketing director (ex journalist) who sometimes uses lights (product shots and portraits) and filters (mostly polarising) and sometimes gets them published. Long term goal is definitely full-time photos, but in the meantime keep hanging around places like dpchallenge and LEARN!!!
Bottom line is: I LOVE taking photos!
Hope you do too...
06/30/2006 09:06:54 AM · #19
Originally posted by OdysseyF22:

... I tell myself that I'm a real one to justify new toys. ...

:D Thanks for the smile!
06/30/2006 09:10:47 AM · #20
Originally posted by alfresco:

I am not a professional photographer, I am a geologist/geochemist dba an IT geek.

HEY! I'm a geologist and IT geek. I use a lot of geochemical analyses (52 elements+) to make pretty plans & sections, so I have a healthy fear of geochemistry, but I'm no geochemist.

GEOLOGISTS UNITE! :-D
06/30/2006 09:11:45 AM · #21
Originally posted by queanbeez:

i'm a writer who takes photos.

I thought you were a model?
06/30/2006 09:18:32 AM · #22
I'm a joker, I'm a smoker, I'm a midnight toker....not really.

However, I am a cowboy, part time brain surgeon, freelance CIA field agent, a now and then airline pilot, and full time dad.

Every now and then I get a chance to take a picture of something that may, or may not fit into a challenge.
06/30/2006 09:40:46 AM · #23
I'm a Systems Engineer/Systems Architect/Network Engineer and Admin/Mail Admin/PBX Admin and on and on...

Getting out and taking pictures is my escape from the corporate world, and it worked wonders until they figured out I could take pics for their Tech and User manuals. Hey they bought studio lighting and backdrops so it's all good.
06/30/2006 09:57:49 AM · #24
I am not a professional. I am a hobbist. I have some lights and filters, but those things don't make one a professional.
06/30/2006 10:03:09 AM · #25
I'm a starving professional. Meaning, I get paid for work (semi-regular basis), but if I had to feed my family, we would be starving. :)

Most of the contests I enter (local ones) consider me a professional, so I get to compete against the real ones.
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