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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.
    So... when do they call themselves photographers? When do you call someone else a photographer?

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    I have a B&W of my friend the Nikonian taken with my digital p&s. He's moved away. I've decided to get the shot printed and to display it. When someone asks who he is I will reply "that's so and so the photographer" ~because that's his dream.

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    Used to do it professionally (got paid for it) for many, many years. Now I do something else (framing) in my semi retirement, as I just couldn't face another wedding or Debutante ball! In those days I called myself a photographer, because that was all I did.
    Someone asked the other day if I was still doing weddings, to which I hastily replied no. Her friend quipped, Oh I didn't tell you, Tony is no longer a photographer.

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    Defining photography and photographer is difficult because what we do can be motivated by so many different intentions.

    Fine art photographers look at the same subject that non-photographers do, and they see more... they see an opportunity to create fine art. But of course, this does not mean that the only photography is fine art photography.

    Too many different motivations and expectations! You have to define it for yourself. If your product is original then you will find your own definition.
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    Don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    Fine art photographers look at the same subject that non-photographers do, and they see more... they see an opportunity to create fine art.
    Which occupies them such that they no longer see the rest. The rest, i.e the full experience anyone with an open, not already filled-in approach, gets to enjoy.
    So how, "more"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    Which occupies them such that they no longer see the rest. The rest, i.e the full experience anyone with an open, not already filled-in approach, gets to enjoy.
    So how, "more"?
    What could possibly make doing both impossible?
    Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR

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    When you can spell it. lol
    Last edited by Eric Rose; 08-14-2010 at 11:23 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    So, then... If I've had three or four beers I'm not allowed to be a photographer anymore? I have to wait until the next morning?

    "I'm sorry, I won't be able to take your picture until next Monday."
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    I've always thought "photographer" as simply being the person using the camera. No further qualification necessary.

    Creating a distinction like the OP did seems both unnecessary and confusing. The photographer's relationship with photography at large is more important.



 

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