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  1. #11
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    Re: Pro or amateur

    Quote Originally Posted by Jr1 View Post
    It is very difficult these days, I remember when there used to be Upper class, Middle Class and Working class, now we have

    1 Higher professional and managerial workers A
    2 Lower managerial and professional workers B
    3 Intermediate occupations C1 and C2
    4 Small Employers and non professional self-employed C1 and C2
    5 Lower Supervisory and technical C1 and C2
    6 Semi-Routine Occupations D
    7 Routine Occupations D
    8 Long-term unemployed




    You must be from the UK.
    In the US, mostly politicians talk about classes as they try and divide the population. The last thing I worry about is, what class my neighbor or what class do I belong to.
    Let me give you an example. We have a Meet and Greet every year in Florida, where a bunch of members on this forum get together for a days. We come from different states and a few come from Canada.
    I don't even know what anyone really does for a living, nor anything about their "social status" in life. It doesn't matter to me at all. We all just love photography and that is enough for us.

    As for your original post. I'm a professional hobbyist.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Pro or amateur

    No one said there are not, except they don't do it for a living

  3. #13
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    Re: Pro or amateur

    I do not make a living with my camera, but I am paid to take photographs, though not of the sort that I post here, which are taken for my own pleasure alone. I use "Semi-Pro" because I do not like the word "Hobbyist;" if we had an option for "Non-Pro," I would use that instead.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Pro or amateur

    ive seen many self labeled pros who make money from their camera as their career and who I would not call a pro. so even payed "pros" suck. they should be called paid amateur.
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    Re: Pro or amateur

    I would like this forum to stay un-judgmental. It is none of MY business to decide how one is to describe himself nor telling him what he is or is not.

    This is also meant to warn @Jr1 that this forum is meant to be friendly and political polemics are NOT welcomed. If you have nothing better to do than advise others of how they should describe their profiles, than please restrain from posting.
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  6. #16
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    Re: Pro or amateur

    Quote Originally Posted by Jr1 View Post
    In your profile you chose what you are from Amateur to Pro and this does make me wonder, how people chose

    There are people posting here who have said "I only have this one lens and I shoot in a "business""............. or have posted what I consider to be horizon sloping out of focus shots and called themselves PRO or Semi-pro, others have posted great images as "amateurs".

    How do people rate themselves, it makes me wonder.

    The definition of a PRO (anything) is a person who earns most of their living from a line of work, so a "pro" earns 90%+ from photography, me I class myself as Semi-Pro to Pro because photography IS my work and living, I am also a registered "photo Journalist" and hold a UK Press card with the NUJ. Do others list themselves as PRO because it sounds good or becasue they think a few years taking photos makes them a PRO.

    Also these days you see more and more facebook sites with "John Smith Photography" or "Samanther Class Photography" in fact they mean "Photographer NOT Photography as Photography imples a "working business" but is that because they have no idea or they like to sound good.

    Just wondered.
    I'm much more interested in discussing my interest in photography than I am in trying to pigeon-hole myself or other people, here or elsewhere, who share my interest. And while I don't want to speak for others I think that's a fairly common sentiment here on Nikonites.

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  7. #17
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    Even pros have a bad day once in a while. I've paid for some bad pro photo services, and seen lots of bad (paid) pro wedding photo results.
    Life is too short for raw.

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  8. #18
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    Re: Pro or amateur

    I do not earn my living from photography but when asked to do a gig I do it as professionally as I can

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  9. #19
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    Re: Pro or amateur

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel View Post
    I would like this forum to stay un-judgmental. It is none of MY business to decide how one is to describe himself nor telling him what he is or is not.

    This is also meant to warn @Jr1 that this forum is meant to be friendly and political polemics are NOT welcomed. If you have nothing better to do than advise others of how they should describe their profiles, than please restrain from posting.

    Just wondered.

    Read more: http://nikonites.com/general-photogr...#ixzz4Trmzxvtx"



    It was not intended to be a comment regarding how people here describe themselves, but how people perceive others and themselves, it was a general comment hence

    "Also these days you see more and more facebook sites with "John Smith Photography" or "Samanther Class Photography" in fact they mean "Photographer NOT Photography as Photography imples a "working business" but is that because they have no idea or they like to sound good.

    Sorry to any offended people

  10. #20
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    Re: Pro or amateur

    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktop View Post
    You must be from the UK.
    In the US, mostly politicians talk about classes as they try and divide the population. The last thing I worry about is, what class my neighbor or what class do I belong to.
    Let me give you an example. We have a Meet and Greet every year in Florida, where a bunch of members on this forum get together for a days. We come from different states and a few come from Canada.
    I don't even know what anyone really does for a living, nor anything about their "social status" in life. It doesn't matter to me at all. We all just love photography and that is enough for us.

    As for your original post. I'm a professional hobbyist.
    Yes Britain, Wales in fact



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