« on: December 22, 2011, 11:47:14 AM »
Thanks for that thepancakeman, looking at the business perspective, a professional is still people who earn 100% from photography and this is also described by CPS Asia (Canon Professional Service Asia) if you want to join them. I did some seach to find something that support their statement and what I can say is :
1. I love and learn to improve in photography = I'm a photographer
2. I earn 100% in photography = I'm a professional photographer*
3. I earn 50% (or less) in photography = I'm a amateur photographer*
4. I just "point and shoot" and I owned EOS-1Dx = I'm a cameraman**
I know that that is no law to define yourself as a photographer, but I just agree with some of you guys (as Jim Lai also write in his article**), if we are willingly to improve and make a progress in photography, so it is proper to call youself a photographer, isn't it???
For their purposes they have to define specific requirements, but there are still easy examples that make it laughable. Option 3--I am an "amateur photographer" because I only make $200,000 a year doing photography but happen to have an investment portfolio that nets me $300,000 a year. RRRIIIIIGGGHHHHT.
(BTW, that is a theoretical example, not my personal situation. )