Am I a professional photographer? I now have photos for sale. More on that in a moment.
“Real” professional photographers complain about well meaning, but poorly trained and equipped amateurs who buy a DSLR and freelance. They complain because those guys steal business. It’s tougher than ever to be a professional shooter.
I have become part of the problem. You’re welcome.
My hobby is photography. Maybe more obsession than hobby. Photography is a technical sport. I have little artistic talent. None is needed. It’s all about understanding the tools… and a little Photoshop.
People say nice things about my work all the time. Maybe they’d like to hang me?
My friend, Catie Canetti, is also a photographer. She’s taken great shots recently in the Tetons near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Catie sells her work online. I thought I’d try too.
You can see my first three offerings on FineArtAmerica.com. There are a lot more to come.
I believe my $30 is the only qualification to being a fine artist at FineArtAmerica!
I’ll let you and the IRS know how things go.