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    I have the same reservation. Although I'm not nearly as qualified as you, even on my blog's tagline I list "cameras" rather than photography, as I too feel weird using the term.

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    If you think you are a photographer and want to call yourself one, that is your right. Now, whether others will consider you a photographer or a fool, depends on what they think of your work. I think most people who are familiar with your work would consider you to be a photographer or photographer extraordinaire.
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    There are no qualifications to being a photographer. The worlds full of them.
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    How about "Human being that happens to make photographs"?

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    There may be some rules about this issue in Germany, but as far as I am aware, none exist in Canada, the US or the UK.

    If Ralph thinks of himself as a photographer, he should be entitled to describe himself as one.

    I know a whole lot of others will certainly agree.
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    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    How about "Human being that happens to make photographs"?
    Nice one MCM, this one makes sense, or any of the other similar ones I can't be bothered wading through

    But being realistic, given I have woken up after a sleep following lunch by Quinninup Lake tasting friends wine and home brew, I will say when you earn your full time living as a photographer

    The one that really gives me the shits is the pretentious "Fine Art Photographer" used by ultimate pseuds

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    a photographist mabe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Old Man View Post
    Nice one MCM, this one makes sense, or any of the other similar ones I can't be bothered wading through

    But being realistic, given I have woken up after a sleep following lunch by Quinninup Lake tasting friends wine and home brew, I will say when you earn your full time living as a photographer

    The one that really gives me the shits is the pretentious "Fine Art Photographer" used by ultimate pseuds
    If I ever see anyone who refers to themselves as a "fine art photographer"it really makes me see red, because you can bet your boots their work is neither "fine" nor "art", and as my mother used to say "self advertisement is no recommendation".
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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    a photographist mabe?
    I've been referred to as a 'photomologist' when turning up to a job before!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    ... as my mother used to say "self advertisement is no recommendation".
    Mine would say "Whether it's being a nice person, rich, or a lady, if you have to tell them you are, then you aren't."
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