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    Woo Hoo! I qualify too. :rolleyes:

    As far as I'm concerned, a "Photographer" is ANYONE who makes a "Photo".

    It's kinda like calling myself a beer drinker, I drink beer therefore I am.

    I think it makes more sense to define proficiency, specialization, activeness, motivation, and commercial success within Photography separately, i.e. Henri Catier-Bresson was an avid photographer who was exceptional at composition, finding interesting subjects, who did it for the money, and enjoyed commercial success.
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    So, I love women. I guess I\'m a lesbian. (Oh, so this what the outside of the closet looks like)

    Ya know, just make beautiful photographs and let history be the judge.
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    Thank you.
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    It's not when you call yourself a photographer, It's when people who are photographers call you one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    It's not when you call yourself a photographer, It's when people who are photographers call you one.
    That's the one for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    So, I love women. I guess I\'m a lesbian.
    If you're another woman. Are you trying to tell us something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
    When can you really call yourself a photogapher?
    Today... now get out there and make some pictures.

    There, wasn't that easy?
    Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada

    Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...

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    I have been shooting and selling photographs since 1988; but I had always had a "day job" until 1999, when I resigned from it. After that, I began to be faced with that big question that you are always asked whenever you are introduced to a person: "And what do you do?" I found it rather unsettling; an existential crisis of sorts. What I really wanted to answer (and sometimes did) was, "I open doors for cats."
    So I faced my crisis of identity and made up my mind what I was: a photographer. It was how I defined myself, and I still do.
    But I also still open doors for cats.
    And neither job pays well.
    Eddy McDonald
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    Eschew defenestration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
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    So, I love women. I guess I\'m a lesbian. (Oh, so this what the outside of the closet looks like)

    Ya know, just make beautiful photographs and let history be the judge.
    No Chris, you are a lesbian trapped in a mans body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    It's not when you call yourself a photographer, It's when people who are photographers call you one.
    I like that one! I seem to have fumbled along to a point where some people who know me and my work describe me to others as a "photographer," but I'm not sure that's enough for me to really seize the title. I do it as a hobby, I'm fairly serious about it, and have been doing it for over fifty years, but it's still a hobby. It's just that now that I'm removed from the affliction of working for a living, I can spend a little more time on it.

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    About the hobby thing -- when people ask me if photography is a hobby, I reply it is a passion. Perhaps that would be another indicator that one is a photographer.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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