It is very common to be called "photographer". It is also nothing wrong to be called ah di or xiao di. Maybe the photographer looked a bit young only. To encourage fellow photographers, I would say that photography is a very highly professional job. You must have faith in yourself before people can have faith in You. You can earn super good salary if you are up there. Just to name a few Singaporean photographers:
1) Willy Tang - the legend in this industry - he don't earn less than a million a year. He had a very humble start.
2) John Clank - now station in New York - this guy is also a millionaire and owned a few apartments there. He don't take jobs less then US100k.
3) Edward Low - imaging artist became photographer - he made at less half a million a year. He build his own house.
There are many more out there who earn this money in Singapore. Never underestimate professional photography. This is a tough industry. Being good in photography is not enough. You must also know how to brand yourself and create great rapport with your client. I hope this help.
Last edited by alantcs2010; 29th November 2011 at 11:36 AM.
Encouraging ...Originally Posted by alantcs2010
I am just working hard for 100k annually.