People often ask me what a Real Photographer is. I thought it might be nice to get my opinion down in black and white, and perhaps let others add their thoughts too! Firstly, and perhaps quite obviously to current members, in the context of this site, a real photographer is someone who joins here using their Real Name ... that is where we got our website's name from! In the more abstract I have a few feelings toward what I think a "Real Photographer" is... I think a "Real Photographer" is pretty much any one who puts photography, ie. the taking and enjoying of the images before the kit. There is no harm in having in interest in the kit, in fact i would encourage it but it should always come second to the actual photo taking! With this in mind, a "Real Photographer" can be someone who uses any type of camera to take their photos! It doesn't matter if it is an iPhone, cheap compact, Box brownie, all singling all dancing mother of all camera beast, film or digital... If it can be considered a camera by any persons standards the person using it is a "Real Photographer", as long as their intention is to enjoy the process of taking an image and not solely to enjoy the ownership of the kit! I also feel quite strongly that something that defines a "Real Photographer" is the desire to learn! And not only to learn, but to also share what they learn with other people! This I feel is very important, both to this website and to the definition of "Real Photographer" If this is how you feel, and you are reading this as a guest to this website, I would say that you will feel right at home here! So what are other peoples thoughts? Have i missed anything, or does that about cover the basics?