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Casual Photographer
uses camera infrequently and spontaneously for special emerging events
produces occasional small prints for family, friends and business
does not take courses, join clubs or study to increase knowledge of photography
does not understand how many variables affect the final photograph
is not aware of the settings and functions available in their camera

prefers a camera with fully automatic settings and functions
does not attempt to modify the photographic environment to improve photographs
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Amateur Photographer
uses camera more frequently and begins to plan for special events
produces small prints for family, friends and business
takes courses, joins clubs and/or begins to study to increase knowledge of photography
begins to develop an understanding of important variables that affect the final photograph
becomes more aware of the settings and functions available in their camera
prefers a camera with both automatic and manual settings and functions
begins attempting to modify the photographic environment to improve photographs
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Semi-Professional Photographer
uses camera frequently and integrates photography into special events
produces small and large prints for family, friends and business
takes courses, joins clubs and/or continues to study to increase knowledge of photography
develops a deeper understanding of important variables that affect the final photograph
becomes fully aware of the settings and functions available in their camera
prefers a camera with both automatic and manual settings and functions
increases degree of modification of the photographic environment to improve photographs

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Professional Photographer
uses camera frequently and fully integrates photography into special events
produces small and large prints for business and resale
takes courses, joins clubs and/or continues to study to increase knowledge of photography
develops a complete understanding of important variables that affect the final photograph
becomes fully aware of the settings and functions available in their camera
prefers a camera with automatic and especially manual settings and functions
attempts to fully modify and control the photographic environment to improve photographs

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CONTINUING LEARNING CURVE
INCREASING KNOWLEDGE OF CAMERA / PHOTOGRAPHY
DEVELOPING CONTROL OF PHOTOGRAPHIC / ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES