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“Consistency of well-above-average performance” is certainly tantamount to defining a professional ANYTHING.

Many many pro photogs are exceptionally good at their craft. It is interesting however that there are many LICENSED professionals who are consistently BAD at what they do. In this case, the license affords them the inalienable right to be declared a professional <fill in the blank> at which point they decide to stop learning, adapting, practicing, whatever, even though the license is a privilege which can be revoked by the appropriate governing council if they are caught not living up to the standards set.