10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

Ways You Know Youre a Professional Photographer

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Do you white balance your iPhone pictures? Do you know every cool alley in town? If you answered yes, chances are you’re a photographer.

You know you’re a professional photographer if…

1. You’ve nearly been hit by a car while running out into the street to get “the shot.”

2. You assume people have gorgeous landscaping for you to stop by for a session.

10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

3. You are always looking for the shot that can become the wall portrait.

10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

4. You use Photoshop as a verb.

10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

5. You’ve been in a Canon vs. Nikon war with a friend.

10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

6. You won’t take a snapshot if there isn’t enough light. Better no pic than bad pic.

10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

7. Your grandma’s friend’s neighbor asks you for advice on purchasing a camera with enough megapixels.

10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

8. You have no idea how people can work in an office all day. You’re used to an afternoon shooting at the lake or on a rooftop.

10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

9. You see a colorful dumpster or stack of cardboard while out with friends and exclaim how you’re definitely coming back to shoot there tomorrow.

10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

10. You recognize faces in town because you’ve Photoshopped them.

10 Ways You Know You’re a Professional Photographer

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I’d love to hear what you would add to this list. Go ahead and share! You’re in good company.

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