By no means am I a world-renown photographer. But the question comes up a lot when I’m speaking to people about what makes a photographer a photographer. Is it the super expensive equipment? Is it a backstage pass that says photographer on it? Is it the fact that you sell prints of your work, or have been shown in a gallery?
Personally, I don’t think it’s any of these things. In my eyes it’s simply how a person looks at the world and decides to capture it.