Protographer; someone who owns a camera and actually gets paid for it. Someone with a higher level of skill than mere ownership. A professional photographer
Charlie takes pictures of houses to sell houses. Carolyn takes pictures of houses to sell pictures of houses. Charlie has a camera. Carolyn is a protographer.
by DrJimbob May 31, 2011
protographer; noun, someone who not only owns fine camera equipment, but is skilled in it's use. Someone with the ability to take an excellent photo even with low quality equipment based on talent and skill. A professional photographer.
protographer protographer. Jim takes lots of photos with his camera and sometimes he gets a nice picture. Carolyn can take Jim's camera and take a picture that people will actually pay money for !
by DrJimbob June 14, 2011