Poll: How would you classify yourself as a photographer?

Let’s get to know each other a little better. To me, a beginner is someone who is just starting out or who doesn’t have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of photography (shutter speed, aperture, depth of field). We were all beginners once.

Intermediate photographers have mastered the basics and have started to explore more advanced topics like lighting and composition. Advanced photographers are at a stage where they are refining their craft and possibly specializing in specific disciplines.


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  1. I am not sure if I am advanced or not, but i am certainly not Intermediate (I’d think). Maybe I am unclassifiable? haha… I’ll just go with “advanced” because I am not just learning about lights.

  2. Everyone has their own slightly different definition of what those terms mean. I put intermediate for myself but I think I’m probably somewhere between intermediate and advanced. I’ve still got a lot to learn.

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