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nesgran
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I’d consider you to be a photographer to be honest. Even though you are only getting very limited income from it I’m assuming you are doing the second shooter gig as a means to building experience to one day to be able to stand on your own as a tog. You can’t be considered a hobbyist because you are doing a professionals job even if it isn’t paid and you can’t be called a faux because you aren’t selling sub standard services. You are realistic in what you can do and deserve credit for that. If calling yourself a photographer is uncomfortable why not photographer assistant?

Your family will always see you as more than you necessarily are, after my first semester of med school I was a doctor to them which was pretty crap.