What is a real photographer ?

I apologize for not introducing myself, @Beth Anthony . You are a long-time contributor to this forum; I am a newbie (however graying in age), landing here on Jan. 1 of this year. Welcome back.
i've been mia for a few years...or apparently 5 years according to my last . wtf happened to time? anyway, belated welcome to the forum to you, gianluca.