- Feb 19, 2005
More or less, there is no Flickr pro because Marissa Mayer believes there are no professional photographers. I'm sure this rubs a few the wrong way, rightfully so. I disagree with her, but I have always believed that the second some people bought a dSLR, they automatically thought they were professionals ready for action and are sadly mistaken. I do fully disagree with her assessment that just because pro cameras are readily accessible, that there aren't any true professionals specifically on Flickr.
“There’s no such thing as Flickr pro because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, there’s no such thing, really, as professional photographers. And then there’s everything that is professional photographers – certainly there’s varying levels of skill – but we didn’t want to have a Flickr pro because we wanted everyone to have professional quality photo space and sharing.”