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  • Casual

    10 24.39%
  • Amateur

    8 19.51%
  • Enthusiast

    13 31.71%
  • Semi-Pro

    7 17.07%
  • Pro

    3 7.32%
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Thread: Type of Photographer: Casual/Amateur/Enthusiast/Semi-Pro/Pro

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    Post Type of Photographer: Casual/Amateur/Enthusiast/Semi-Pro/Pro

    Just wondering what are the types of photographers on this forum and what's the percentage like?

    PS. These words may not be the right words to describe you as a photographer but you get the point!

    Casual - Shoot for the pure enjoyment (Family, friends, school, work)

    Amateur - Have participated in photo events, more interested than casual but have not done a paid gig.

    Enthusiast- Have done 1/2/a few paid photography gigs

    Semi-Pro - earns a small percentage of income from photography regularly

    Pro - Photography is the primary source of income

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    Why need to do a few paid jobs to be an enthusiast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSolZ View Post
    Why need to do a few paid jobs to be an enthusiast?
    Sorry if I offended you but I was just looking for a word for the options. I know an enthusiast is someone who just loves photography whether or not he/she has done paid events etc. The long explanation is more accurate!

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    I shoot at least 3-4 times a week and never had any income before. What am i consider as?

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    There should be another category: Photographic Artist. There are those, like me, who doesn't shoot for any commercial bearing. We make art through photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbonetics View Post
    I shoot at least 3-4 times a week and never had any income before. What am i consider as?
    Consider "too free" alot of free time on hand haha.strictly speaking I think most of us use our mobile phone camera to take pictures every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Sorry if I offended you but I was just looking for a word for the options. I know an enthusiast is someone who just loves photography whether or not he/she has done paid events etc. The long explanation is more accurate!
    You didn't offended me just curious .. I know of ppl who like to keep their hobby pure and not want to be paid for their effort. Reason being once they get paid for it, stress set in and they enjoy it less I guess.

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    Default Re: Type of Photographer: Casual/Amateur/Enthusiast/Semi-Pro/Pro

    "I regard myself still as an amateur, though I am no longer a dilettante." Picasso

    If anyone was a pro it was him...
    Expand your mind or get left behind

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    Default Re: Type of Photographer: Casual/Amateur/Enthusiast/Semi-Pro/Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonzen View Post
    "I regard myself still as an amateur, though I am no longer a dilettante." Picasso

    If anyone was a pro it was him...
    I'm a recycled wannabe, can't vote since there is no such category......... not fair leh, so discriminating!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSolZ View Post
    Consider "too free" alot of free time on hand haha.strictly speaking I think most of us use our mobile phone camera to take pictures every day
    Not really too free, just trying to pursue my hobby. And also I seldom use my HP to take photos unless it is a moment I wanted and do not have a camera with me.

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    Amateur! Having fun with photography as my hobby. Looking to develop myself to be a better photographer
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    Just a Gal With Camera newbie here

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    Then I'm a Lighter...just a guy who likes to play with lighting equipment

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    Casual newbie

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    Default Re: Type of Photographer: Casual/Amateur/Enthusiast/Semi-Pro/Pro

    what about gearheads? And subcategories too. Example, an accidental gearhead, didn't start out as 1 but stumble and fumble thru the years picking up cameras, lenses, filters, accessories etc
    Canon | Oly | Fuji

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