Photographer is something you do, not something you are.
It’s always struck me funny, if you buy a piano then you own a piano but if you buy a camera, suddenly you are a photographer.
Being a photographer is so much more than merely owning a camera. It’s a lifestyle. A photographer lives and breaths photography. Every shadow you see is interesting and captures your eye. Every scene that interests you gets analyzed from every angle and with different lighting conditions imagined.