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Just because you own a camera...

Posted by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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doesn't make you a "photographer", as in a professional who should advertise an earn a living. It makes you a fauxtographer. 

Come on, people. 

I just needed to vent :). 

ETA: Photography skill can take years to develop. Didja see what I did there? Anyway...my point is, if you don't have skills, don't waste people's time. I have seen so many people posting on social media that they've bought a camera and now need to learn to do it, so who wants to pay them for crappy pics so they can learn? lol. I feel sorry for the idiots who fall for that crap. It's not a bargain.

                                       

by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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mommyoftwo103
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I'm an awesome photographer. 

jillbailey26
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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Ya gotta start somewhere.


"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

arpazia
by Silver Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM
Skill makes you a photographer.
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_WC_Mama
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I think I take pretty good photos,I have gotten postive feed back from a number of people,I have been taking pictures of my children since they were Born,I got a digital camera 3 years ago for a Holiday present and since then I have been taking my own Holiday,Birthday,ETC photos of my Children,I don't claim I am a Photographer I do it for a Hobby..

armywifey26
by Gold Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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photographer  (fəˈtɒɡrəfə) 
 
— n

a person who takes photographs, either as a hobby or profession


So even if it is a hobby they are still photographers. 

audreesmama
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Here's some CL ads in my area:

http://lexington.craigslist.org/crs/3407363081.html

http://lexington.craigslist.org/crs/3406749508.html

http://lexington.craigslist.org/crs/3406018178.html


This is what I mean. Just because you have a decent camera doesn't make you a professional. I'm so tired of seeing random people popping up saying "I bought a new camera! Who wants to pay me $75 for some pix? I'll edit!" 

Gah. 

                                       

Schleetle
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM
Well I don't think you should start charging, or presenting yourself as a professional just because you have a nice camera. However if you are working towards becoming a professional, or just picking up a new hobby then go for it.
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SnapIt
by Movin' on up on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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A lot of pros started off buying a camera

All pros were beginners at one time
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MichelleSw
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I take good enough pics to never pay for one lol Or im just cheap

jillbailey26
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:58 PM

I'm not a professional, but I don't think any of those look bad.  

Quoting audreesmama:

Here's some CL ads in my area:

http://lexington.craigslist.org/crs/3407363081.html 

http://lexington.craigslist.org/crs/3406749508.html

http://lexington.craigslist.org/crs/3406018178.html


This is what I mean. Just because you have a decent camera doesn't make you a professional. I'm so tired of seeing random people popping up saying "I bought a new camera! Who wants to pay me $75 for some pix? I'll edit!" 

Gah. 



"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

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