I am aware that be a professional photographer – you do need qualifications and to have learned from professionals.
Many people call themselves photographers – which is okay, but to legitimately call yourself a ‘professional photographer’ you need qualifications.
Which is why I am starting a diploma course next year and will do all necessary to reach my goal – of becoming an accredited professional photographer.
I’m someone who always researches and puts my all into anything I am passionate about. Photography is a passion and I will learn and develop the skills necessary to achieve my goal.
Plus, I want my clients to know they are receiving work from a professional, not an amateur and their money is being well spent 🙂
Info from the AIPP link @ http://aipp.com.au/