We often meet people who think buying an expensive camera or lens instantly makes them a pro photographer. Meanwhile they often don’t learn how to use their equipment or they just leave it unused due to a lack of time or lost interest. A very pertinent ad from Norway makes fun of them.
It is a common question: how can you find out if a photographer is professional or not. There are many different answers but below is one set of possible criteria.
It’s an eternal problem that no photographer can really escape to meet at least some times is being asked for free photos. It is an international phenomenon that mostly all professional photographers try to fight against. Find out why they do so and join the international movement by spreading the word!