Every photographer needs to start somewhere. And one of the biggest things that people don’t understand is the answer to the question “What makes someone a photographer?” Technically, everyone is a photographer these days. But not everyone is a professional photographer. So with that in mind, consider that a professional photographer is one that makes at least 50% of their taxable income as a photographer and from selling images or selling their photographic services.
Now here’s how you do that.
Buy a Camera and a Lens. The Most Expensive Ones You Can
Buy a Photo Vest
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Buy More Gear
Read Ken Rockwell
Go Buy a Leica
Go Demoralize Other Photographers on Reddit and Petapixel in the Comments
Post Nudes on 500px (In Wide Color Gamuts)
Go Complain on DPReview
Give Up on Leica, Canon and Nikon; Then Go Buy a Fuji or a Sony
Read DXOMark and Realize Your Camera is Crap
Do Craigslist Gigs With Gear