caribguy - 6:18 pm on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
Amateur photogs fall all over each other
Not unlike amateur designers ;)
A professional knows that 15 minutes of fame won't pay the bills. Also, they're expected to deliver consistent high quality work - not a one off lucky shot - even under difficult or unforeseen circumstances.
Because they're able to deliver, professionals (photographers, designers, plumbers) can and should demand to get paid a fair rate.