Well, I'd seen ppl (rich ppl) holding Professional Camera Equipments, SLRs and strutting around taking photos. On a personal note, their photos turn out to be rather medicore, yet, they look and criticise about other ppl's photos commenting that it looks "like an ameuter" and silly stuff like dat.
I am rather curious about the definition of a "Professional". I noe dis topic had been debated to death, to hell, to heaven and to earth. But den, exactly, can anyone really declare oneself as "Professional" juz becos of some "Professional Level Equipment" one owns?
Or is this term "Professional Photographer" coined for those who take really outstanding photos and not by the equipment they own?
Personally, I think dat there's no one really fit to be called a "Professional" judging by the equipment they own or by the photo they take, since there's always room for improvement and of cos, the journey to learning never ceases. Whilst we exchange tips and give suggestions on improving the next shot. One can never say, "Your photo looks like an ameuter! Take something decent will ya?" since his pictures will probably look ameuterish to other ppl with better skill levels!
Not a flame bait if everyone talks it in an amicable language. So mods, feel free to lock it or trash it if u smell gasoline fumes here!