First of all i've been doing this for maybe 3 - 4 months now, and I've heard some good comments on my stuff, but personally i'm not a big fan of my own work except for the odd shot or 2 that i love to bits. Mainly This one and This One, So where i am now, i'm sort of stuck, do i keep shooting and hope to find my own style that i'll learn to love? or do i start imitating other photographers that i love and hope to develop my own from that? Or do you see a trend in my photos so far? As i dont... Http://www.wakeuphate.com/ Is The Site, dont critique it, i know its a festering pile of crap, so just stick to harshing the photos The second problem i have is how do i start getting bigger gigs for shooting? Do i contact promoters? The bands themselves? Local Magazines? I'm currently in Northern Ireland, and to my knowledge there are maybe 3 other people that i know of that are Very good photographers in this business in Belfast. Mainly: Iona Bateman , Graham Smith and Gavin Millar All awesome in their own right. But i want to be one of those photographers everyone knows and i want bands to approach ME to take photos for them. Even if its only local bands! , However some of the good news is that bands are starting to know me, Belfast is a small place and Word is already spreading, I've had bands email me right after a gig without me telling them my email address or name... which means im getting spread by word of mouth. Am i asking too much here? Or how should i go about doing what im doing? At the moment my equipment exists of: Canon 300d ( with the 20d firmware hack ) Canon Vertical Battery Grip Canon 18-55 a Crappy CF card. ( soon to be upgraded due to slowness. ) and When it gets delivered a Fisheye Filter for the 18-55, as i cant yet afford a full fisheye lens. The other problem im having is the question in my head asking " How much post-processing should i be doing? " At the moment all i do is Open the image, Drop the curves a little to darken out the grain that i sometimes have to work around due to the high ISO needed at times, resize it and frame it. Should i be doing more to my photos? and if so what like? Any Tips? Another thing was should i invest in a Speedlite for my camera? i feel the default pop-up flash on the 300d is far too bright. Or should i just diffuse the one i have with some homemade materials? Sorry about so many questions.. I'm a confused IT Technician that needs out of the IT business and into the Photography Business.