Alveric wrote in post #17182747
You can't always draw a line like that, nor should you have to. If you want only recreation images, might as well suggest that the OP takes a point-and-shoot like her fellow travelers: that way she will pretty much be unable to record anything saleable, as the files will be JPEGs.
Once more, saleable images present themselves any time, not just when you're in 'business mode', and if you capture them, why can't you sell them? Because others might feel bad or make you feel bad with their comments?
I would somewhat disagree (while agreeing with on other points).....I agree that saleable images can and do present themselves at any moment....and when you capture one, it should be set aside for business use (as a means to create income) and not shared as a recreational photo. Even when a business opportunity presents itself with little to no warning, the vast majority of photographers in business will recognize the opportunity and do their best to capitalize on it......even if it wasn't realized until after the fact while editing on the computer, once that realization is made, that photo should be set aside for business use. Also, I would wholeheartedly agree that bringing along a P&S (or cell phone camera) would be completely appropriate for recreational photos (that's what I often do). If I'm out with friends and I'm asked to take a recreational photo of the group, I'll usually pull out my cell phone or P&S (even when my dSLR is at my side). It gets the job done with a photo that is more than satisfactory (and convenient) for sharing on social media and among friends.....I've never had a complaint.
Just as I carry two debit cards (one personal and one business), when I make a purchase, I almost always know which one to use to keep personal and business separate. When I take a photo, I also almost always know and understand my intent when I depress the shutter....and if I for some reason change my mind after the fact, I adjust accordingly.