Photographers :: What makes you a professional? 05.01.12 Posted in The Business of Photography, Video Tutorials In this video, I’ll be defining what I mean when I use the word ‘professional’ and looking at the argument from a few different points of view. « Managing expectations & difficult clientsYour camera: 5 signs you’re ready for an upgrade » Email Post Subscribe by emailTweet this postShare this post on Facebook Bethany Gipson Thank you, Elizabeth! This is just what I needed today. Alicia Jones I don’t remember who said it but I liked when they said that not only do you have to be doing it as your profession but you need to have a basic understanding of exposure, lighting and composition and be able to consistently produce good results. I do see how it’s a major grey area though, especially with any creative profession how do you REALLY decide where the cut off is. Great video, thanks! Brightsparkphotography Great Video Elizabeth! I love your down to earth approach and your knack of knowing what novice photographers want to know. Thank you for sharing your knowlege so openly. Julie H Thank you! I am so looking forward to the rest of the video series. Ida Rayne Thank you Elizabeth! I’ve watched it at a very important moment of my like – just one day after my first photo shoot that I was paid for :D I feel like one helluva professional now! And not juts cos I was paid – but because I loved the assignment so much that it made it crystal clear to me that this is what I wanna be doing for a living! Thank you for your blog, for your photo page… for all support that you give me personally, without even knowing that you’re doing it! MalinB59 Thank you, so much!! Great information for anyone who loves photography!!