When do you call yourself a professional?


posted on 15th of november, 2008

I have been shooting photographs for over twenty years. For most of that time I was a film photographer developing my own photos using a darkroom. The cost to produce images worth selling is astronomical and creating a high quality image worth selling is extremely time consuming. Therefore, I never was able to sell images. With the advent of the digital age came cameras that can produce high quality images in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost. Now I can sell my images digitally here on DT and via other digital means.

That being said, what qualifies a photographer is a professional? Is it their quality? I have seen some bad photos by so called professionals. Is it the length of time someone has been taking pictures? Some professionals have very little time behind...

[ Read more... ]
Comments (2)

Posted by Irisangel on November 15, 2008
I think if you are earning money from your images, you are a professional. Your portfolio is certainly very "Professional" Good luck in the future.
Posted by Gmargittai on November 15, 2008
Would you like to call yourself professional? If yes please do so.
I think the most important thing here on Dreamstime, at least for those of us with day jobs is to have fun.
I used to do 10"x14" prints and after filling up all the walls I felt it is kind of useless. Now with DT, I am getting a kick out of seeing that somebody pays money for my "art".



This article has been read 747 times. 1 readers have found this article useful.
 
About Me
(Kzimarik)
Edwardsville, US
Archive
2008
November (1)
Exclusive user Blogs
    Search the blogs!
Latest articles (RSS 2.0 )
  When do you call yourself a professional?

Create your own blog in seconds...
My favourite articles
None
More favorite articles

Related image searches

personal professional dedication craft hobby