View Full Version : are you a "pro"?
06-06-2005, 10:47 AM
just curious as to how many pixelpost users do photography work? If so, what kind...
Pro can mean a lot of things...im just wondering how many 'hard core' photographers we got lurkin the boards.
06-06-2005, 12:23 PM
it's my aim. just not there yet....
06-06-2005, 11:42 PM
I'm the digital artist at a professional photography studio. I edit and clean up images, fix blemishes, coloring, and the like.
I am an amateur photographer myself, and even though becoming a pro sounds like a dream, I'm afraid I will lose the love for photography by doing it full time in order to make money..that I would lose the artistic element that I at times think my co-workers do.
06-07-2005, 04:08 AM
Same as Joe[y]
Aiming to, but not there yet. But I don't complain what I'm actually doing :D
06-07-2005, 07:50 AM
I studied photography back in New Zealand for a few years. It was mainly traditional photograhy with black and white film. There's nothing like stepping into a darkroom and spending hours in there.
I look back on those days fondly... but at the time, well I use to get pissed off with not seeing the sun for hours at a time. Then I diverted to design and got kinda stuck since I was good at it (plus I could code too). Now I have a job doing design which I'm happy about becuase I now have money to buy a SLR camera with lots of equipment!! Oh Joy!!
06-08-2005, 12:16 AM
Nope! I dont consider myself pro, just advanced amature. I have had some people buy prints (local art venues I sometimes sell at). But, I dont consider myself pro. Its just a very good hobby.
06-08-2005, 02:37 PM
06-08-2005, 03:14 PM
I don't know how to call myself. Maybe just a hobbyist :)
I've shot advertising work - hate it. Music / Bands since 1988.
I've shot probably 60 weddings - Good money, hate the follow-up / stress.
If you want to really learn photography just watch LIGHT. Look around right now and ask yourself why the lights looks the way it does. It sounds too simple right? How could you recreate the light you see now? Hard light? Soft light? What is the color temperature.
If you want to learn commercial work. Forget about school - Go and assist photographers. That is where you learn how to work efficiently and how to trouble shoot situations.
I prefef working by myself now and calling my own shots so I mostly shoot documentary and conceptual-oriented art now.
Hope this helps.
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