Myth 1 – To be a photographer, you just press a button, right?
Many believe with the clever technology of digital cameras today you simply point and shoot; however, this is simply not the case. You can have the best camera in the world but if you only use it on auto you might as well own a compact.
Myth 2 – Anyone with a nice or expensive camera can be a pro
Being a professional photographer is more than just the gear and equipment we own. It is about running a business and making a living to survive not just taking pretty photographs.
Myth 3 – When in doubt, 1/125sec @ f8 always works
No it will not always work. Professionals know how to handle lighting situations and the problems you may encounter to still get the shot. Particularly at a wedding, there will be no second chances so you best know how to capture the dark church to the bright midday sun.
Myth 4 – All pro photographers act in a professional manner
Unfortunately not all professional photographers know or understand that to be a professional you are servicing the needs of a client and not your hobby. A true professional knows how to act and handle people in most situations that may arise.