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06/30/2006 10:04:54 AM · #26
I am professional photgrapher because I earn my living with it. I wake up in the morning with thoughts about my job and go to bed with it. If one owns big lights and cams, he is not a pro, even the one who just earns a bit on the side is not a pro.... the complete income counts...this is what we call a pro here in Europe.
06/30/2006 10:14:05 AM · #27
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by alfresco:

...am a geologist/geochemist dba an IT geek.
I'm a geologist and IT geek.

yeah!!! Rock on!! :D
06/30/2006 10:21:36 AM · #28
No, I'm a photographer hobbyist. I have no flash other than the built in flash. I have no professional lights or reflectors. I have some home made lighting and a home made light box. I am currently working on a home studio room as $$ permit; then I may invest in lighting.

Message edited by author 2006-06-30 10:46:30.
06/30/2006 10:23:10 AM · #29
im a student wanting to go professional :)
06/30/2006 10:24:46 AM · #30
ima ogre. i live in wooden cave on top of hill deep in creepy woods. i lika eat samiches. i make pretty pichures for hang on wall of cave.

why you want know? you not from IRS place?
06/30/2006 10:25:10 AM · #31
I'm a chemist and ISO Coordinator (manage the quality system) and photography is a hobby.

I have no special lights or equipment and use what I have on hand to create my shots. I would love to have some great lighting, better camera, etc., but what I have now forces me to be creative and I'm learning a lot. I have a bunch of 13" fluorescent lamps from a mini-greenhouse that I can put anywhere for different lighting. For soft light I toss a paper towel on them and it works quite well. If they ever have a 15 point light source challenge I'm covered!
06/30/2006 10:44:28 AM · #32
Half of life is showing up/
more importantly, is the passion that you bring.
Are we our "professions" or our hobbies, or can we be pigeon-holed like that that?

Was Wallace Stevens a poet or an insurance exceutive? Is Ted Kooser a poet or an insurance actuary?

Am I a lawyer, a rock musician, a photographer, artist?

what defines a person as professional, money they make doing something? Is the person taking pictures of kids for olin mills or walmart a professional photographer? Is a person who takes yearbook photos a professional photographer? Van Gogh didn't sell any paintings, was poor and scorned while living, was he a professional?

The equipment, the money, thats all worthless, the passion defines you.

06/30/2006 10:47:17 AM · #33
I'm a professional student.
I mean i'm learning on the job.
er...my life situation changed last year and i decided to try and make money at this photography thing. so far it has made me enought to buy some big lights, but no filters. Heck, i haven't even bought a lens in over 6 months!
06/30/2006 10:53:53 AM · #34
I'm far from being a pro photographer...I just treat sick people.
06/30/2006 11:03:40 AM · #35
ummm I was joking...I didnt think anyone would take me seriously! ooops! Maybe I'll try modeling in my next life, HA.

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by queanbeez:

i'm a writer who takes photos.

I thought you were a model?

06/30/2006 11:04:42 AM · #36
i'm still a student for the minute :( photography is a hobby for me right now, and i'm a very beginner photographer at that.
06/30/2006 11:45:10 AM · #37
Recently retired. Into digital photography for just under a year now, learning what I can from friends and DPC.
06/30/2006 11:49:20 AM · #38
I sure ain;t a pro. I still have lots to learn. But the moment I show people my camera (ppl who don't know much about photography), they think I'm a pro hehehe. Faaar from it. It's just a very expensive hobby hehe.
06/30/2006 12:21:25 PM · #39
Originally posted by queanbeez:

ummm I was joking...I didnt think anyone would take me seriously! ooops! Maybe I'll try modeling in my next life, HA.

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by queanbeez:

i'm a writer who takes photos.

I thought you were a model?

06/30/2006 12:25:43 PM · #40
everyone is a photographer, the difference is most people only use their eyes.
06/30/2006 12:26:18 PM · #41
I have never made a dime on my photos...luckily I have a day job.
06/30/2006 12:28:26 PM · #42
I'm just a widdle grrl with a shiny box and an intimidating yet mildly impressive (in an average kind way) telephoto lens.

I was actually told that once, but in a more serious and unfun kinda way. :P
06/30/2006 12:29:46 PM · #43
im a highschool student
with a summer job
and no money
06/30/2006 12:35:06 PM · #44
I am a photography hobbiest. But because I own and operate a video business I do have a few Lowel Light Kits laying around to play with. I also have 2 SB-600's with 2 Su-4's But I have been having problems figuring out how to aim them. I usually end up flooding the photo with light or I have them set somehow that they do not flash at all. For the most part it is just my camera and whatever lens i have on it at the time. maybe a CP Filter.

However my most recent entry I did a little studio style.
06/30/2006 12:44:10 PM · #45
I´m a software developer, using big lights and filters!
Using some DIY things but like the pros.

Message edited by author 2006-06-30 12:45:15.
06/30/2006 12:56:17 PM · #46
I gues I am just a jack of all trades master of none..

Seriously thought, im an engineer by day and try to better my self in photography in my spare time... Wait, whats spare time. :)

06/30/2006 01:07:30 PM · #47
I'm a high school student. With no summer job. And some money.
An aspiring photographer with a camera that impresses naive kids in school ;)
06/30/2006 01:09:41 PM · #48
I've made 50 cents off my photos so far...does that make me pro? lol.

Just kidding. I'm a kid who loves wandering around with a P & S while dreaming of taking photos for the rest of my life.
06/30/2006 01:23:36 PM · #49
Originally posted by lindag:

Is everone a professional photographer here using big lights and filters etc or is anyone like me - just shoots pics

I'm a professional photographer, but I don't use big lights or fancy equipment.

Let's clarify professional, though. A professional is someone that makes a majority of thier income from photography. It most often doesn't mean they are better than an amateur.
06/30/2006 01:49:26 PM · #50
I just like taking pictures and trying to get better at it. My day job? I meet. Yes, I go to meetings. All day, every day.
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