It’s no secret that everyone’s a photographer these days. And I mean that literally, or at least, almost.
After all, most people have a camera in their pocket at all times, thanks to the ubiquity of cell phones and other mobile devices. Not to mention, taking pictures of the people, places, and things we encounter in life is just plain FUN for many of us. We are a very visual species, after all.
As technology continues to improve, the barrier-to-entry has become much less than it once was, and more people discover an affinity and talent for photography every day.
In terms of megapixels and processing power, even an entry-level point-and-shoot or DSLR camera can do things today that are beyond what many professional cameras could do a decade ago. So it’s no surprise, then, that more and more people are also trying their hand at professional photography.
However, as most people know, a professional photographer is MUCH more than just a person who pushes the shutter button on a piece of equipment. (The camera, does not, the photographer make – and even the best camera can’t make up for someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.)
Likewise, even if someone is a skilled photographer, he/she still might not be right for you if other factors don’t click.
So, how do you know who the right one is for you?Read more