Welcome to Grab Shots - Just like grab shots in photography these will be just as random. It's a series of random thoughts about the photographic industry, people in general, business and life. I'm going to keep them short and do my best to "plant a few seeds".
Whether you're a professional photographer, aspiring pro or a rank amateur, buying a great camera doesn't make you a professional, just the owner of a great camera.
I respect your passion for the craft, but what will make you great is understanding the total process; knowing how to exceed client expectations and never compromising on the quality of any image. Having a great camera is like buying a high-end sports car - it doesn't make you a professional race driver! Take the time to really learn the craft and create images that "wow" people - then you can call yourself a pro!
(middle shot - up close look at the eye of a flounder on the bottom of the ocean somewhere...hey, I said this was random)
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