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I absolutely couldn’t agree more. I attend as many workshops and classes as I possibly can. It doesnt matter what the subject is, it’s probably something I can benefit from. Wether it be a technical or creative class. I just can’t fathom how someone can pick up a dslr, a couple cheap kit lenses and think they’re capable of shooting someone’s wedding. I went to my cousins wedding about a month after I got my 1st camera. I had the usual 70-300 3.5-5.6, and the 18-55 3.5-5.6, with my little Metz 36 (wayyyyyyy underpowered, completely auto, ttl) flash. Boy oh boy did I learn FAST that I was in over my head and I had TONS to learn. I immediately trashed the flash, bought the most powerful one I could find, with manual controls, tilt, swivel & zoom. I bought a 28-75 2.8 & a 70-200 2.8. Then started Finding as many classes as I could possibly enroll in. I’m thankful that I was just there as a guest and not the hired photographer . I fell flat on my butt (figuratively, not literally). But it was just what I needed to see what I got myself into, and realize how this was not going to be a cheap investment. I had tons to learn & I literally didnt own one piece of equipment that was suitable for any paid gig. Either she just doesn’t care, or is oblivious to the fact that she’s horrible. You’ll have to dig for it, but there’s a shot of the wedding precession coming down the aisle, and the poor groomsman and bridesmaid are clearly out of focus. The barn behind them is tack sharp. But she still edited it and posted it. Why how can you look at that picture and think its okay ? And her little flash, that she points dead straight on at her subjects with no diffuser whatsoever. Why ?! At least use one of the cheap $5 ones. I dislike on camera flash, but when I do use it, I use my Gary fong light sphere, bounced off the ceiling or wall. seeing her “work” just boils my blood.