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11-01-12, 07:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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your absolutely right i wouldn't use a non registered gas fitter nor would i use a corgi registered fitter as he wouldn't be qualified ( it's now gas safe registered
on a more serious note you do have a point but not all camera owners class themselves as photographers and there's a marked difference between an amateur and a professorial photographer in my view
it's the same in any trade you get the professionals and you get the cowboys and the photography business is no different and as you already say it seems it's weddings where people suffer the most because thats where the money is
i wouldn't ask my neighbor to change my cambelt because he has a set of spanners but i'l bet most of us who own a car for any length of time have been ripped off at one time or other by a so called professional mechanic
we assume they know what there doing
the question is what in your view would class somebody as a photographer ?
on a side note i don't really class myself as a photographer i just take photographs as a hobby
I do have a point, but wanted to open the debate on here as well as facebook and google + first.
You are 100% right just because some one earns there living from photography it does not make them a photographer !
You could be an Amateur Photographer as long as you had a set of skills to go with that title.
Can you really be a photographer at the point you get the camera out of the box and press the shutter ?
The well known phrase from years back was "look its David Bailey" when someone had a camera around there neck..
Some people do carry cameras as fashion accessories !
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