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To be a photographer do you have to have an eye for it? Or can anyone be a photographer now?

Has it become just another job? Or is it still an art form? I wonder how many photographers do it because they love it, and how many do it because there's money in it?

Asked By: Rhiannon - 10/21/2008
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Not just an eye, but a mind for it as well. Photography has advanced significantly in just the last 10 years with the advent of digital quality which finally competes respectably with film... More
Answered By: Fotoz 4 FX photography - 10/21/2008
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I think anyone GOOD at photography would insist that you need an eye for it... More
Answered By: Coral - 10/21/2008
 
I think its definitely still an art form and there is money to be made at it. But most amature photographers do it because they love it! I assume it one would have to have an eye for it. Though that kind of thing can be developed over time. It depends on what kind of photography you are interested in.
Answered By: debbiedg36 - 10/21/2008
 
Probably the same percent of people enter any field for one reason and continue for others. The word "amateur" is derived from Latin "amatus" meaning for the love of it. However, most creative professions are characterized by the passion for the subject, not the pay, as the pay is not as high as other, less ego... More
Answered By: Lou - 10/21/2008
 
2% inspiration and 98% perspiration can get you anywhere you want!
Answered By: Shyam Y - 10/21/2008
 
It is definitely an art form, think of it in the same terms as painting. Just as anyone can capture an image with a camera anyone can put paint on a canvas, when you have skill at either is when it becomes art and that doesn't come by accident. You have to have an eye for photography to be any good at it or for it to... More
Answered By: Mike O - 10/21/2008
 
For the vast majority of people, there is not a whole lot of money in photography. Just go to a photography seminar and see how many people you run into who are actually supporting themselves with a photography business versus how many are there trying to figure out HOW to support themselves with a photography... More
Answered By: leegee01 - 10/21/2008
 
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think you can basically take photos of whatever inspires you. However, your photos may not be great, or maybe they could be better if you learn about angles, lighting, shadows, depth, cameras and lenses, etcetera... More
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