professional professional


jeff0000

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 13:25
Who on this site as real potential to become a full professional Photographer or who wood you say should be ?? i wood like to hear your views.Its a hard question to ask and harder for people to say
playing firm but fair all the way

Don

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 14:18
beats me...
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Mike-P

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 14:29
Don wrote:
beats me...

Who does?
. My Flickr

Gwyn

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 14:43
Mike-P wrote:
Don wrote:
beats me...

Who does?

The potential professional of course.

Seriously Jeff I wouldn't know.

Some are already professional, some are semi professional, some keen amateurs who maybe sell the odd photo, some are beginners, but then again some never post a thing so how can we say?

jeff0000

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 16:00
lol very good
playing firm but fair all the way

Don

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 16:07
Mike-P wrote:
Don wrote:
beats me...

Who does?

I'm married, so I can't say or I'll get beaten again....
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

jeff0000

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 16:08
are you a man or a mouse

show me the cheese lol
playing firm but fair all the way

paulgee20

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 16:25
dare i say anyone of us........ suggest Puma
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Don

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 16:33
jeff0000 wrote:
are you a man or a mouse

show me the cheese lol

ALL North American men come pre-neutered, thanx alot womens lib.....
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

japers45

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 16:49
There are loads of images on this forum that are good enough to sit alongside images made by "professionals". (none of them are mine may i add). the knowledge that some members have is clearly very broad and detailed- I would think some professional togs know less.

I would think that business acumen, networking and getting "well known" in the relevant market will be just as important as the images.

Ultimately you would be self employed- a big gamble regardless of how good the images are.

I think there are more photographers out there who can produce "professional" quality images than there is demand for such images.

I say fair play to the guys who craft a living from photography, it cant be easy- but I would love to change places with them

Gwyn

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 17:02
japers45 wrote:

I say fair play to the guys who craft a living from photography, it cant be easy- but I would love to change places with them

I wouldn't.
The need to produce the perfect picture in a limited time would do my head in.

Those who make a living at it, really make a living at, it have my utmost respect.

japers45

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 17:23
[quote:3496ace15f="Gwyn"][quote:3496ace15f="japers45"]I wouldn't.
The need to produce the perfect picture in a limited time would do my head in. quote]

I dont think the images professional photographers produce are always perfect. They just need to be good enough for the client to pay you.

There are some fairly poor wedding photographers out there that make a living after all.

Ultimately I would really like to get paid to take photographs- I do it for free and for my own pleasure so to get paid would be amazing. Never gonna happen!

Gwyn

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 17:28
Maybe they aren't always perfect but they do need to be of a good standard, especially for a wedding - or you'll never get enough clients to make it pay.

beginner

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 17:36
Gwyn wrote:
japers45 wrote:

I say fair play to the guys who craft a living from photography, it cant be easy- but I would love to change places with them

I wouldn't.
The need to produce the perfect picture in a limited time would do my head in.

Those who make a living at it, really make a living at, it have my utmost respect.

The perfect picture has never been taken!
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johnriley

Link Posted 07/09/2011 - 17:38
A "perfect picture" assumes someone has the right to define the criteria that it is judged against...
Best regards, John
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