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Nov 16, 2013 16:30:17   #
magicray
 
Alashisan wrote:
A lot of success stories arise from people simply jumping in and ignoring a lot of the naysaying. Get a quick idea, then go for it. Sometimes it works, sometimes not, but it's always an adventure.

A lot of professionals are simply very good amateurs that get paid for their work. Well, like me! :-)
Getting paid for shooting photos does not make one a professional. Being a professional photographer is a full time occupation not a hobby. Many years of training, skill and on the job training. To me, if you look up CaptainC and if your work is comparable or better (that would be difficult) than you can call yourself a very talented amateur if you like.

Alashisan, I wasn't talking about you personally so please don't get offended.

http://clifflawsonphotography.com/
 
Nov 16, 2013 16:36:27   #
magicray
 
Alashisan wrote:
My very first foray into wedding photographer was with a man considered very good; he was much older (and wiser) than I was, and my job was to hold his secondary flash strobe where he placed me. He used a press camera (Koni-Omega I think).

So, as others have said, helping out with a pro is a good start, whatever the genre. I also did that when learning on-site product photography and studio portraiture.
Good post. You learned the right way. My feeling is if you are a wedding photographer and you don't use a secondary light source, you are not a professional. :thumbup:
Nov 16, 2013 16:40:30   #
magicray
 
Alashisan wrote:
Really? Well, on some of my cameras, there a mode marked 'P'. Doesn't that mean Professional mode? Now I'm really confused. I'd been using Professional mode at weddings, but reverted to 'A' mode (Amateur mode I'm guessing), for simple snapshots.

Goes to show you that you learn something new every day!
Ha ha ha! Wow, thanks! I thought that 'P' stood for panoramic and 'A' stood for aerial.

:lol:
Nov 16, 2013 16:40:48   #
IsoBob
 
cjkorb wrote:
Don't take this the wrong way but if we have to make suggestions, you don't belong in the professional ranks just yet.


:thumbup: :thumbup:
Nov 16, 2013 16:44:44   #
magicray
 
Oliverp wrote:
I was told in my earlier days to forget another camera. Buy good glass.
I'll drink to that!
Genuine Waterford Crystal
Genuine Waterford Crystal...
Nov 16, 2013 20:08:23   #
RichardSM
 
Acd456 wrote:
I'm getting into professional photography, what is the best camera for the entry level professional. thanks.



Well you could use a disposable camera from 7/11 and still be a professional; actually it’s not so much the camera its person behind the camera that makes a pro if he has the skill and eye and training to be a PRO! but you know what you keep shooting pictures and you'll be a professional in maybe 10 or 15 years.
 
Nov 16, 2013 20:21:05   #
mborn (a regular here)
 
RichardSM wrote:
Well you could use a disposable camera from 7/11 and still be a professional; actually it’s not so much the camera its person behind the camera that makes a pro if he has the skill and eye and training to be a PRO! but you know what you keep shooting pictures and you'll be a professional in maybe 10 or 15 years.


my sentiments exactly
Nov 16, 2013 21:08:33   #
JJ Imagery
 
The "Best" is relative.... I defy anyone to tell me they get a better photo from a Canon over a Nikon and vice versa... it's about personal preference. However, if you know someone well, who has a professional grade Nikon, it's useless asking that person about a Canon camera... it's all in the interface, and what you prefer... BOTH are great reliable cameras that, if used properly, take the best quality photos for the price.
Nov 16, 2013 21:09:45   #
JJ Imagery
 
Amen
Nov 16, 2013 21:11:25   #
joer (a regular here)
 
Acd456 wrote:
I'm getting into professional photography, what is the best camera for the entry level professional. thanks.


I don't mean this to be rude but by the question you are asking you may want to rethink your decision. I would be more concerned about how many clients I have lined up.

There is no such thing as an entry level professional; either you are or you're not.

Sorry, but I had to say it.
Nov 16, 2013 21:27:42   #
UP-2-IT
 
magicray wrote:
Ha ha ha! Wow, thanks! I thought that 'P' stood for panoramic and 'A' stood for aerial.

:lol:


I thought the P stood or picture and the A stood for Aw S---! :lol:
 
Nov 16, 2013 21:28:46   #
UP-2-IT
 
magicray wrote:
I'll drink to that!


Now that is great glass!
Nov 16, 2013 22:59:45   #
magicray
 
RichardSM wrote:
Well you could use a disposable camera from 7/11 and still be a professional; actually it’s not so much the camera its person behind the camera that makes a pro if he has the skill and eye and training to be a PRO! but you know what you keep shooting pictures and you'll be a professional in maybe 10 or 15 years.
You're right, Richard. I just did a spread for National Geo and this is the camera I used.


Nov 16, 2013 23:59:41   #
CHOLLY (a regular here)
 
^^^I had one of those Polaroids.... ;)
Nov 17, 2013 00:20:12   #
Mark L
 
magicray wrote:
You're right, Richard. I just did a spread for National Geo and this is the camera I used.


When is the story coming out? I'd love to see it.
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