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I was at a party with an old Nikon D80 just to get a few shots for my friend. I brought the camera because there were a lot of kids present, and I didn’t feel like bringing the big equipment. Casual. Not a professional anything by any stretch of the imagination. A woman comes up to me, sees the camera, and says, “Oh my gosh, you have got to shoot my daughter’s wedding!”

I kindly told her I’d love to, however she and her daughter should see my actual finished work taken with professional equipment, and be thrilled with it before making any decisions.

It shows you how the general public has no clue what a professional grade camera even looks like. If it is black, and has a lens bigger than a golf ball, it must be amazing. It must make me the awesomest photographer on the planet. Ha!