As in - professional photography, of course! I started a thread a while back and the feedback I received was great - encouraging, actually, the start working in the photography field that I've always wanted to. If you remember me, I posted about my auto photography and a few of you asked WHY would I work in auto photography if I want to be a people photographer? (The short answer was / still is, to an extent, because I want to learn more about my camera before taking "the plunge.") But now I think it's time, because someone said, there is only so much I can learn about photography when I'm working in an entirely different field that what I really want. SO, I'm looking for help. Where do I start? This is where I am at so far... My plan: Personal Photos - as in, free shoots for close family (my daughter, boyfriend, my sister and myself for portfolio building) And then 3-5 Model Calls - discounted 45-60 minute sessions (portfolio building) advertised on my local classifieds I've collected research about 1) What Photographers in my area are charging and have priced accordingly and 2) What I can offer that the others Photographers cannot - which I will use as a marketing strategy I want to be a strictly on sight / outdoor Photographer (Seniors, Family, Maternity, and someday very far into the future Weddings). Am I on the right track? Research can only get me so far, I'm hoping someone can lend me first hand experience!