A photographer is someone who has a camera and takes pictures.
A toddler could do it.
Heck, a monkey could it do it.
A professional photographer, however, is something altogether different
Professional photographers hit their mark 99% of the time
They are consistent in their photography
They are able to create quality images in any situation
Over and over and over again
No frantic pleas to Facebook-land because they now have to shoot in a dark space and “OMG, I’ve never used off camera flash or any flash and I’m freaking out and HELP! I NEED TIPS!”
No, “I am doing my first family session tomorrow and I have no idea what I’m doing. Hit me up with your favorite poses.”
Nor do they panic when they drop their ONE camera at a wedding.
Professional photographers are committed to their craft and to their clients. 110%. Day in and day out.
They aren’t playing at this.
So don’t be fooled.
Having a camera does not make you a professional photographer.
It simply makes you someone who has a camera.
Very true. In my case, I’m a graduate of the Blind Squirrel School of Photography. It’s based on the fact that even a blind squirrel can find an acorn, every now and again. And every now and again, I make a really good photo. I’ve gotten better over the years. Not professional better, but good enough for me.
With best regards,