i’d like to think that we beat the walmart/sears studios… but that could have been a fauxtog victory as well. 🙁
agreed… i actually learned a LOT on my first “expensive” camera which was a canon powershot sx-something, i believe. i bought it when they had just come out, because i wanted to get deeper into photography but wanted to learn first. i spent two years doing what i could with it (yay for learning manual!), and reading a LOT, and finally bought a real camera. not saying i don’t have more to learn, but if you stop learning, you stop growing and getting better. i make it a point to try and learn something new daily, and i haven’t failed yet. even if it’s what NOT to do 😉
the people that are happy with this kind of photography are definitely not what i want in a client.