It is very important for photographers to have talent, but having talent and a DSLR camera does not make a professional photographer. There are many items that separate amateur photographers from professional photographers and many opinions about what those items are. Something that majorly distinguishes a talented pro from a talented amateur is education (not only the amount but the desire for more).
There are so many outlets that can provide exceptional education to a photographer. Some of the most talented photographers in the world are right at our finger tips providing workshops (online and in person) where you can actually work and learn from the best. A few that we have participated in and wholeheartedly recommend are PPA‘s Imaging USA, Professional Photographers of Ohio and workshops by Sandy Puc, Baby As Art, Jaiden Photography, and this summer we are pumped to be hosting a workshop with Dewdrops Photography by Amy McDaniels.
This past week, I had the pleasure of attending Photoshop World in Orlando, Florida. Three days of classes with the most talented photographers and Photoshop/ Lightroom professionals in the world. If you missed it- you can attend the Las Vegas one this fall!
The classes were amazing and the amount of knowledge I attained for my professional field in such a short time is astounding.
Of all the classes at Photoshop World, the one I enjoyed the most was a panel on social media with Scott Kelby, Glyn Dewis and Rafael Concepcion (RC). Not only did they relay tons of important information and advice, but they were mighty hysterical to boot. Among many other things, they stressed the importance of consistently blogging. So here it is Scott, Glyn and RC. This one’s for you.
Don’t ever be satisfied with your talents as a photographer. Strive to be the best and connect with other photographers. They might be the difference between being good or being great.