On a recent vacation it occurred to me how nice it would be to have someone follow my family around with a camera to capture every special moment for posterity. Having been intrigued by 'day in a life' packages offered by photographers, only to be turned off by the costs, I instead find myself constantly taking pictures day in and day out.
Photography is an art form, and there are so many people who are passionate about it. Some are brilliant at their craft but it's still only a hobby for them, and they struggle to generate any sort of income from it. When an individual chooses to become a professional photographer, it's important to treat it like a business, a trade that generates income. It's one thing to be good at your craft and another thing to be able to sell it to paying clients.