Above: Image by Gina Milicia
I read a lot of emails and social media posts from discouraged newbie photographers about how crowded the photography market is and how hard it is to get a break. Sadly it’s true. It’s jam-packed at the entry-level.
Everyone and their dog is a photographer these days.
So why the increase? I blame the Oxford dictionary and all the other dictionaries for this new phenomena.
The Oxford dictionary defines a photographer as follows:
Photographer A person who takes photographs, especially as a job. This means that anyone who takes photos is a photographer – it doesn’t need to be a job – that’s a bonus.
So anyone with a smartphone that photographs their lunch or takes selfies showing off their six-pack #blessed is a photographer, right? Well, no wonder there are so many more photographers in the world today. It’s never been easier to become one. Anyone with a camera is a photographer.
Yesterday my dog knocked my phone, and it accidentally took a photo. My dog is also a photographer.
The girl I sat next . . .