In Praise Of Amateurs

Many novice and amateur landscape photographers dream of becoming professionals. However, are there any obstacles and hurdles on the way? What are the pros and cons we need to be aware of? Alain Briot shares his personal experiences with us

An amateur is someone who does something for the love of it. The word amateur is French and comes from the Latin word Amatorem. Both words mean ‘lover’, someone who does something for the love of it, in the context of this essay. By comparison, a professional is someone who makes a living from what they...

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Alain Briot creates fine art photographs, teaches workshops and offers DVD tutorials. Alain’s three books are available as printed books on and as eBooks on his website.

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