What Type of Photographer Are You?

What Type of Photographer Are You?

Written 10 years ago by Lee

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Stock Photos  10 years ago

LOL! I love your analysis. I even know some that fit more than one profile.

Danielle  10 years ago

Wow, all but one of your categories are pretty disparaging. Why don’t you try to be more encouraging instead. People take advice a lot better that way.

jerald cuaresma  10 years ago

i am The Enthusiastic Amateur! so sad, but true

Bob Towery  10 years ago

I like the classifications and especially the advice. I suggest one more!

The Pixel Peeper

You always own the latest camera body. You then defend the merits of the various third party lenses you own, by pointing to scientific graphs. You contribute your experience mightily in numerous online forums, and if pressed will demonstrate your expertise with unlimited photographs of your cat.

Advice: Shut off the computer, get into the car and go take some actual pictures! Let others critique them and then follow the advice. All the cool gear in the world is useless if it isn’t making images.

Well, I hope I fit into your “Professional” category, but that is ultimately for others to judge.
Nice, provocative article. Thanks!

Lee Milthorpe  10 years ago

Danielle, thank you for the feedback. The article is meant as a tongue in cheek commentary about the aforementioned stereotypes and nothing more.

jairo betancourt álvarez  10 years ago

For a person to be a fine photographer, a good amount of intelligence is a must and on top of it, lots of days/years of patience, practice and all kind of books that will tell you something about the trade. Analog Photography is the practical door into Digital Photography. Trial and error, trial and error, trial and error forever is a must. Friendly.

A Rahman Sabit  10 years ago

I’m the amateur newbie…!

shaharudin  10 years ago

New to the photography world…. very keen to learn… can I submit my pics?

Neville Lobo  10 years ago

Great article. I think I fit in there somewhere.. but not sure.. Interesting and fun read.

JetKaiser  10 years ago

I’m still thinking…uh…

Subash  10 years ago

Thought Provoking….. hmmmmm

alone92  10 years ago

I’m the The Amateur Newbie, i get my canon EOS 400d since 2 weeks and i’m frustrated because my night shots isn’t like this : http://www.flickr.com/photos/polvero/3431126596/in/set-72157611755866949/

Lee Milthorpe  10 years ago

You’re exactly like me :)

Stick with it and keep learning. We’ll get there eventually!

Nick  10 years ago

hmm… that’s strange i wasn’t in the list.

add some Types “Hobbyist” and “Professional Hobbyist”

I think I fall under hobbiyist.

Selene  9 years ago

Cool! I liked this so much… :)

ricky  8 years ago

when do i get to fall into the last category? i’m getting impatient here…

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