Are you a “Photographer”?
I’m starting to wonder what that word even means any more. I think there there are over a billion people now that take photos. But, very few of them would call themselves a “photographer.” But, that is certainly what they are doing. Maybe, the them, the word photographer indicates some kind of expertise in the craft of photography, although that is a very grey area too.
To me, the “category” or what you call yourself doesn’t even matter. Either you enjoy taking photos for yourself or you don’t. I don’t think it needs a word… you guys probably know I don’t get caught up in categorizations…
Daily Photo – London’s Times Square
London’s Piccadilly Circus is a treasure trove of angles and compositions for all photographers. It doesn’t even matter if you formally call yourself a “photographer” or not, because I think anyone even with a mobile phone would be busy snapping photos. It’s really wild to see, actually. It’s like a non-stop photowalk with random people, everyone taking photos in every direction… and I think this trend will continue.