So, what’s in a name? I’ve always thought of Pro-Photographers as those who make a living as a photographer, everyone else falls into the amateur category. Some sell photographs as a hobby while holding down their full-time job, thus semi-pro. It’s never meant anything more or less than that. However, many seem to place some sort of creative distinction based on these labels. “I’m only an amateur.” It’s often heard as some sort of voluntary defense to insulate one from any rejection, as if your images are immediately less important or sub-standard.
David duChemin reminds everyone, that’s just not the case. Just create what you love. Follow your passion. And don’t apologize for it.