Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Hi Laura, I try and help anyone along when it comes to photography. However, let me be honest, when I see folks jumping into the portrait world, calling themselves professionals, they still have their cameras set to P for Professional, don't see the harsh light they are working in, bad posing and bad business practices, etc. etc. I tend to back off quickly. Ernst
True words. For me it's more about initial attitude. If the "P"rofessional understands their position and accepts they still have much to learn I don't mind sharing. It's those who "know it all" and can't learn anything new that I back off from. As I see it, I will always continue to learn, no matter how many years I've been in the game. I feel that with my art, with my photography, my cooking skills (I'm a darn good cook) and everything else I have a passion for. The minute I think I know it all is when I should just hang it up as it will no longer be a challenge to me. Once the challenge is gone, so is the fun.