If you are new to Photodoto start here: Start

10 ways to tell if you’re a photographer

Does this sound like anyone you know?

  • 1 GB of memory lasts most people a month but barely lasts you the afternoon.
  • You know what aperture-priority means.
  • You delete more photos in a week than most people make all year.
  • You need just one more lens.
  • You’ve crawled on the ground to get a shot of something rusty.
  • Your camera equipment is worth more than your car.
  • No one else brings a camera to an event if they know you’re coming.
  • Your family doesn’t recognize you without a camera covering your face.
  • You have thousands of pictures and you’re not in any of them.
  • You’ve been up before dawn or out in the freezing cold or even done something semi-dangerous… all for a photograph.

John Watson

John is the original founder of Photodoto, but after running it for 4 years he had to focus on different things. If you're interested in what John has been up to recently, you can check is personal blog or browse his photo blog.
  • 1GB is lucky to last me half an hour. ;-)

  • this is hilariously true. My girlfriend has had more photos taken of her in the last year then in her entire life.

  • Thanks for a nice morning laugh! I have to agree with all of those except I get on the ground to get that interesting perspective of my toddler.

  • Do you have to be 10 out of 10?

  • Oh, no. Any one of these is usually enough to get an eye roll from someone you know. ;-)

  • Well, one isn’t a problem. I’m closer to all ten than one.

  • Well, I don’t have a car ;-)

    Add to “No one else brings a camera…”: or the count of cameras is at least as high as the number of people meeting. When I’m meeting with flickrers, this fits better. 8-)

  • Ali

    Well, I don’t delete that many photos. (I like them to pile up, and then I go on a deleting rampage), and I don’t have a car. Does that make me a photographer?

    BTW – I think the 7th point is a bit too extreme.

  • Very funny list! Never considered myself to be a photographer but I am getting dangerously close. I meet almost all these requirements. (I still need a few more lenses before overtaking my car value) The Flickr 2GB/month thing puts a crimp in my style ;^)

  • ahhh #9 is sad but oh so true hahahaha

  • Oh, it’s so painfully, hilariously true!! :)

  • zen

    plus your family expects you to take the family event photos… even if you’re the groom!

  • Chris

    Everything’s true apart from the car.

  • taiyouchan

    hahaha that’s funny! I find myself if all those categories. I guess I’m a photo addict and I’m not the only one apparently! ;)

  • Pingback: Foto Digital México()

  • wonderful! thank you.

  • Pingback: DSLRblog: Adventures in Digital Photography()

  • So true..so true! :-)

  • without a doubt!


  • Anirvan

    well a few dont match!! maximum matches!! :/