Thanks Bill. I’m happy to take the constructive criticism and work with it to improve. I am definitely going to revamp some things on my website and facebook and be more selective about what I post. I would love to take some classes of some sort, or maybe try to find someone to kind of shadow, especially when venturing on into new types of shoots. I am completely self taught and it just leaves so much room for error it’s ridiculous. And thanks for the comments about the charging people. I don’t think I’ve ever just plain out called myself a “professional” photographer. Honestly I feel silly getting money for something that I love to do and would do anyway. I don’t ever make myself out to be more than I am. People see my work before, and see the work they would be receiving and then pay me, if they do at all. I would never take someone’s money that was not happy with what they receive. I would sooner re-shoot or just give them their money back. As for the whole kit lens thing, I completely agree. After experimenting with my kit lens for a while, I wanted something more. I bought a 55-250mm zoom with the same basic abilities as my kit lens, and it still wasn’t what I wanted, although it was nice to have it when walking around town exploring. I finally got the 85mm that I discovered would fit my current needs, and it has become my favorite. Then after discovering that was too long for some things I bought a 50mm, which I also like. I like having the prime lens a lot more than the zoom lately, and haven’t willingly used that kit lens since the last time I was working indoors and found I was tight for space and my 85mm couldn’t work for that. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to actually call myself a professional, but for now I’m working on everything else.
That’s the last photo I took which does not have a person in it. If anyone wants to give me some input on that also that would be great.