A Photographer

12 Sep

vintage-camera-clip-art_1I’ve asked myself this question a couple times…what makes you a “professional” photographer? Traditional in classroom training? Using it as a full time job? Getting paid to do it? Having your artwork published?

Well, I’ve never had in classroom training but I did take photography as a book project while I was in 4-H, does that count? I got an outstanding and then 2nd place on one of the photographs I submitted in the open class category.

I definitely don’t use photography to pay the bills but I do get paid; it just something I love to do. I’ve done three weddings, two baby photo-shoots, maternity photos, senior pictures for two people and lots for three different news papers.

I worked at the campus news paper while at Ashland, The Budget in Sugarcreek as a freelancer, and then The Bargain Hunter in Millersburg for my internship to graduate. I loved writing for all three, interacting with the community and taking photos of everyday life. So yes I do have many photos published.

So maybe I’m not a professional but it’s something I think I am good at and something that I love to do so I’m not so worried about what category I fall under.

These are a couple of my favorites:

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