Forums > Critique > Fun and Games > Some Experience,Experienced or Very Experienced



Posts: 5176

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hi there,
I stayed here as an "Experienced" photographer for almost 1 yr. I don't feel comfortable:)Should I go up to "Very Experienced", or down grade to "Some Experience"?

Mar 05 14 10:40 pm Link


Peter Dunn

Posts: 16

Denver, Colorado, US

Some experience. Many of the photographers here have 10, 20 or more years of experience.

Here is the benchmark I was given: until you have shot over 100 models/clients, you are a beginner.

Mar 05 14 10:56 pm Link



Posts: 148

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

I'd just go for 'experienced'. Some people have been shooting for 20 years and take mediocre pictures, others have been shooting for 1 year and take amazing pictures. Experience doesn't tell a whole lot I think.

Mar 06 14 04:09 am Link



Posts: 1843

Tacoma, Washington, US

Like the post above me, experience doesn't have to be the dictator of great photographs.  It helps.

I think experience gives you the ability to run a photoshoot.  How well do you direct the model, are you fumbling with your gear half the time etc.

Mar 06 14 04:25 am Link


MrClick Productions

Posts: 38

Richmond, Virginia, US

I go with "Some experience"... because it has been my finding that many of the GWC on here choose "Very Experience" and feel that such a claim is more of an ego... "Experienced" feels to generic and ultimately, it is best left to the viewer to decide based on the photographer's portfolio...

Go with whatever you feel like... it's your portfolio that really says the answer.

Mar 06 14 04:18 pm Link



Posts: 5513

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Other than for search purposes, it doesn't matter much what you say. The people you work with (or aspire to work with) will draw their own conclusions.

Mar 06 14 09:37 pm Link