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    Default Do you call yourself a "photographer"?

    Newbie here with 3mos of experience shooting. I just want to hear your thoughts...just a friendly discussion...

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    I guess I can call my self as a "photo-teller" rather than a photographer because I uses the photograph I took to tell a short story together with the caption...
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    For myself, I wouldn't say so. I prefer just to say I am a photo-enthusiast or I am one into photography if someone are to asks me.
    I would normally interpret a photographer more as a profession. As far as I am concern its only a hobby to me.

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    Agreed... I myself would think of "Photographer" as a professional. For hobbist like me, wont feel comfortable with such a tag, and neither would i refer to non-pros as photographer.

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    "Photo-Enthuasist" or "Amatuer"

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    Photographer
    nothing more nothing less

    pls do not call me a photog pls
    I JUST HATE IT :P
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    "Camera-man"

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    to mi, it's juz a form that you want others to address you. wouldn't bother much wif the details if they and mi are comfortable wif.
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    "Non-pro weekend photo-enthusiast with full amateur status equipped with semi-pro gear and a passion for no-pay wedding photography and event photography that requires a ladder".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    "Non-pro weekend photo-enthusiast with full amateur status equipped with semi-pro gear and a passion for no-pay wedding photography and event photography that requires a ladder".



    that's so naughty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    "Non-pro weekend photo-enthusiast with full amateur status equipped with semi-pro gear and a passion for no-pay wedding photography and event photography that requires a ladder".

    Tink you left out the "babes" portion.
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    I always thought there were 7 levels of photographers? I'm at the bottom levels. I need to borrow Sion's ladder to move up.

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    anyone here calls himself a "lensman"?

    or a "lenswoman"?


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    Nope. I am just a camera operator.

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    everyone who owns a camera called a photographer? anything la. no one bothers. ppls will just walk up to you and ask "are you a photographer?" then i'll just smile and say no.

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    "Photo-teller" quite audacious. You know how hard it is to be a photojournalist (ie someone who tells his stories through photographs)?


    Quote Originally Posted by jeorems View Post
    Newbie here with 3mos of experience shooting. I just want to hear your thoughts...just a friendly discussion...

    I'll start:
    I guess I can call my self as a "photo-teller" rather than a photographer because I uses the photograph I took to tell a short story together with the caption...

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    Many people ask "Do you like photography?".
    I tell them, "I like to take photographs"

    Whenever I get called a photographer, I correct them and tell them that I'm just a camera user.
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waileong View Post
    "Photo-teller" quite audacious. You know how hard it is to be a photojournalist (ie someone who tells his stories through photographs)?
    How about "CF Cards Junkie" then?

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    Anyone who own a camera is call "Camera Owner" , what is the definition of Photographer?

    1. Professional Photographer
    2. Amateur Photographer
    3. Lousy Photographer

    But isn't that they are also called xxx photographer?

    Similarly, a person who own a car is called "car owner", a person who drive a car is call "driver" doesn't matter the skill level, right?

    Therefore, depending on my skill level, I am also called XXXX photographer.

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    Default Re: Do you call yourself a "photographer"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    "Non-pro weekend photo-enthusiast with full amateur status equipped with semi-pro gear and a passion for no-pay wedding photography and event photography that requires a ladder".



    btw, you miss out the TFCD part.
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    er... i say i like to take pictures

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