PHIL COOMES, BBC NEWS:
"We all take more photographs than we have ever done or were able to in the past. We post images on social networks, share them with friends and use them as a form of visual shorthand to communicate where we are, what we are doing and often how we feel. Yet few of us would describe ourselves as photographers. Even fewer would describe themselves as professional photographers or understand what that job description means.
"So how can you begin to understand what a professional photographer is or does? And start to move your own work into an area of professional photography?
"The answer is actually very simple."
Read it, here.