I finally got to use my studio this past weekend. I had a fun time practicing on my sister and nieces, but realize that there is so much more to learn (specifically the use of the hair and kicker light) I am content with how the pictures turned out. My sister need a shot for her website (since she is also a photographer) and my nieces were just good sports. (You can view these pictures HERE)
After I got done with editing and such; I turned to a few websites for pointers and stumbled into an argument about what a “professional” photographer is. It seems that someone with some years under her belt and high prices was “schooling” a new photographer whose prices were lower and portfolio thin.
I have seen this argument a lot. I’m a “real” writer; I don’t blog. I’m a “real” photographer; I’m not a “Mom With A Camera”
What makes these self-proclaimed people any more “real” than anyone else?
I don’t consider the person with 5 minutes experience any less “real” than the person with 50 years experience. We all gain experience each time we do something more than once, but what it takes to be a “real” (insert job profession here) is what is behind your actions.
using 100% of your ability