Forreally- you have to understand something. People DO start at the bottom but the majority of those people work hard, practice, take classes, and develop their craft before hanging out a shingle and calling themselves a pro or paid photographer. Photography seems to be one of those professions where amateurs feel they can learn as they go at the expense of the customer. The thing is, most of the Facebook fauxtographers aren’t in business 2 years after they start. This is because: they realized they got themselves in over their head, got a reality check from an unhappy client, the tax man found that they were collecting money but not paying the government or they got a case of “shiny penny syndrome” and found a new hobby that’s easier like selling crafts on Etsy.