Lately I’ve noticed a trend of a lot of people buying DSLRs. I remember when I bought my very first camera, I was ecstatic. If felt amazing to own such a powerful tool. I went out and took as many pictures as I could of the most random things I could. Not only did I take a lot of pictures I played around with the camera to fully utilize it. I read about it, I dreamed about it. It seems today, people are just picking up these machines, snapping a picture, and thinking they are the most amazing photographer by simply having your camera set on green box mode (automatic) and shooting away. The worst people are the ones you pick up your camera, take a picture, and proclaims that they are “good photographers” too. I mean, did you take the time finding white balance? Did you set the iso? Did you set the shutter speed? Do you even know what those mean? They don’t realize the technical aspect of photography.
Now, Don’t get me wrong, I understand that everyone starts somewhere. This is simply stating that people should not go out and 1) Call themselves professionals because they own a camera, 2) Charge individuals for pictures that a point and shoot could take, and 3) Do not assume a good picture is only created because the CAMERA is better.
Take the time to read about what you think you are so interested in. Take pointers from people who have been in the game. Don’t come in thinking its the easiest thing in the world, to take pictures. Understand that it is art, understand that it takes creativity.