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I’m not talking about the step from Fauxtographer to ‘professional’. I’m talking about the defining step from photographer to paid ‘professional’ photographer.

So far I’ve seen three great photographers here who has produced great work. Despite what their work can produce the question is asked.

How long have you shot?

When answered, the immediate reply would be, ‘stop charging¬†immediately’

There was an instance here where a girl, who is creative and talented in her own right, charges fairly for her talent & experience, is told that she shouldn’t call herself Pro and is warned,

“Not only that, but you are undercutting and devaluing legit pro togs work in your area”.

I mean if they aren’t good enough to survive against people who would sell short. Then they need to step up their game as a businessman.