Everyone is entitled to make their own "career choice", but simply going to Target, buying the most expensive camera in stock- which would be some kind of basic point-and-shoot, downloading Photoshop and telling people you make a living as a "photographer" is just offensive.
I'm not knocking anyone for having goals and aspirations, but come on. Photographer has become one of those professions that people throw around like "model" or "actor". Who's your agent? Instagram?
Photography is without a doubt one of my favorite hobbies
, but I would never say that I'm anywhere near "professional" because I downloaded a number of sweet photo editing apps on my iPhone.
I also hate this obsession with everyone taking pictures of boring shit, adding an "HD" filter and then posting it on their social networks like they actually put work into it and captured some amazing moment and everyone should comment "WOW WHAT A GREAT SHOT!!"
Same goes for that selective color nonsense. Stop it.
These editing jobs are nothing to brag about.
via You Are Not a Photographer