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Old 08-06-2007, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So what makes a professional photographer? Is it photo knowledge or is it a member ship to an association like PPA? I was told that in order to be a professional photographer I had to be a member of PPA. By another photographer I was told that you just have to be published, and another said i have to make 51% of my income through photography. My question is this, what do you have to do to become a professional photographer? What are some of your experiences with this, how did you do it, and how do you recommend becoming one?
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Best bet?...

On your income tax form tell the Government that you are a Professional Photographer with $0 income and $50k in expenses. Support that with proper paperwork and receipts. If they allow it...then you're a Pro. If they don't allow it...then you're a Pro in your own mind and in a mess of trouble with the Feds!



Actually I don't think that being a member of any association, having initials behind your name or making over 51% of your yearly income makes you a Pro Photographer. But income is a good standard to start from.
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