I agree with MJWC1. Seems kinda fishy that after 3 years of working with a professional who is supposedly regarded as “one of the best in this town,” you have acquired no knowledge or skill from said photographer. In addition to acquiring nothing from this photographer, you apparently are not benefiting from the online classes you said you are taking. And how is it even remotely possible that you don’t know anything about lenses??!?
Basically this is what I get from the OP: I just got this 50D and I started a “business” page on Facebook, but then I saw this website and I’m afraid I’ll end up on here one day, please tell me that this equipment is OK so I can feel better about charging people for the crap I churn out.
Too harsh? Too bad.