A photographer is a person
who takes photographs using
. A professional photographer uses photography
to make a living, while amateur photographers take
photographs for pleasure and to record an event, place or person.
Not all photographers are scene
or emo kids
and not all rely heavily on photoshop
or any other photo editing
software (such as GIMP
, etc) to make their photos
Some photographers actually are photographers, not just "What just about every scene kid and hipster
under the age of 25 calls
themselves these days.". Some actually shoot photographs for a purpose rather
than because it is the "cool" thing to do at the moment. Some great
photographers are Ansel Adams
, Diane Arbus
, Les Forrester, Lara Jade, Andrew Gransden, Joe Rosenthal, Jill Greenberg, and Annie Leibovitz.
A photographer may stick to one subject area, such
as portraiture or nature strictly, but quite a few usually spread their subject areas among
many different kinds of photography, such
as nature, portraiture, still life, photojournalism, urban & rural, and architecture, just to name a few.