Photographer of the Year 2011
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18-10-10, 07:19 PM
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For what it's worth:
4. I think a specific round that was purely for the pros to enter might also help ease feelings of an unlevel playing field...
An interesting point Russ, however I wonder how 'the pros' is or would be determined to the satisfaction of all!
A tog who has passed an acertained level in college training, acredited exam passed. A self taught tog who simply rakes it in and earns a living through this Art. Or a tog who claims to be an 'am' yet consistently turns out highly professional images that leave many a pro wishing they could aspire to a similar style in quality. To my way of thinking the term pro could apply to all three.
Pro or Am entering one competition has never bothered me, or indeed the level / quality of the equipment used and available to any photographer. At the end of the day, good photographs speak for themselves and the tog behind them pressing the shutter release.