But not everyone has what it takes to be a professional photographer.
Every single person should experience photography. It can change your perspectives. But first you need to learn how to see. When you look at objects through a lens they suddenly become less scary, more beautiful.
After exploring the world of macro photography I no longer think, “ack, a spider”, instead I think, ” I wonder how many eyes she has”. Instead of shooting just a sunset, I wait for the brilliant colors after it sets.
My appreciation for a dew drop glistening in the sun while balanced on a petal has changed the way I view mornings.
Everyone should embrace photography, but just because your photos are good doesnt mean that you are a professional photographer.
A professional photographer takes classes, attends workshops, knows the differences to the rule of thirds and not just what the M means but also how to use it to create awe inspiring photos.
There are different types of professional photographers. Some shoot landscapes, are published, earn a nice income to cover the cost of gear. If that’s even possible haha.
Others shoot newborns, or weddings. Let me say that the best wedding photographers that I know, only shoot weddings. They are experts in all things wedding. They work hard, are physically fit because weddings can be physically demanding, and they have help. They see things through the lens that other photographers don’t.
The same holds true for sports photographers. They know the sport, they know what to look for, they see things from a different perspective. They know where the ball is going.
All people should embrace hobby photography, It’s fun, it’s addicting, it can be incredibly relaxing.