IHF, you’ve touched on something I didn’t mention earlier, but shares a top priority for me: a body of consistent work to present.
There are two reasons why I’m shooting as much as I can: 1) For myself: gaining technical skill and director experience, and tied for #1 in importance is to have a portfolio of relevant work to present to would-be clients when that time comes.
I’ve just registered at photo.net, as well as a couple of other photography communities. Initially, I’m just going to observe the communities so I can get a vibe for what they’re all about before offering myself to the hordes.
Thanks very much for your replies! I thoroughly enjoy reading your responses to others, and I truly am impressed with your photographic art!