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I’m a chef not a photographer  and I see both points of view here , I know excellent Chefs who break all the traditional rules and use inferior equipment and put out outstanding fare. But they understand the rules they are breaking and I know people who call themselves chefs who have great equipment sad put out a mediocre product. You can be self educated , school educated but you need to be educated and be able to understand why you are doing what you are doing. There is no luck in photography and like in cooking you are  just following a recipe / taking a picture you are not creating a piece of art you are just duplicating. So I think photographer and Chef denote an artist and someone who cooks or takes pictures a craftsmen. For a once in a lifetime event I think I’ll go with the professional.