There is a lot of controversy about “real” photographers and what makes them professionals. As long as you have the passion and love for the photography, you can be called a professional. However, many experts in wedding photography think you need a good education and a lot of experience to be called a pro. This is a way we have prepared the top five myths about the photography, and we are ready to bust them.

Only professionals use manual mode

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To some extent this is true, you need to be familiar with your equipment to make beautiful photos, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it all the time. If you already have the experience, you don’t have to prove anyone how professional you are. Most photographers use Aperture Priority mode. In other words, you don’t have to use always manual mode when there are a lot of different ways which are more comfortable, and it will bring you the same results.

A real photographer always makes perfect photos

Sure, professional photographers tend to make fewer mistakes, but even they are not perfect. Photographers now use different types of software which can enhance the quality of photos. Just because you make some mistakes from now and then, it doesn’t mean you are not a real photographer; you just need a bit of more exercise.

You are required to have a high – end gear

While expensive and quality equipment can make the job much more comfortable, it doesn’t determine your skills. You don’t have to invest a lot of money to produce quality photos. Your talent is far more important than any expensive camera. Of course, a quality equipment will have additional features that traditional cameras don’t have, but you don’t need to buy it right away.

StudioYou need to work in a studio to be a professional photographer

The same situation as with a camera, you don’t need to have a fancy studio to be an expert. Even though many people won’t agree with me, but technology has advanced so much, that you now can transform one corner of your house into your “studio.” Most top photographers work “on location” like, for example, this wedding at the Azul Fives resort in Mexico.

If you are not paid, you aren’t a pro

You don’t have to make huge piles of money to be an expert. There are a lot of photographers out there who make stunning photos, but they don’t take the credit for it.