Yes, “Thoughts and Answers,” instead of the traditional question and answer. This is a bit of an odd one and I will forego the standard listing of points because after the first two parts, and a story, I basically only talk about two things. Photography can be a strange place. I see and hear things that make me want to say something, something that might shine a light on reality as opposed to myth. Fact to the fiction.
Being a pro often appears like one thing while in reality, it is something else. And knowing this is a business, in the midst of an aggressive, capitalistic system can better prepare you for what you might encounter. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Getting from where someone is now to become firmly entrenched as a pro can take years. But what is a pro? Does that mean brand partnerships on social or does it mean something else? Is there more than one professional world? Can someone do both, be both?