So, I live near Miami, FL and I am looking at getting into wedding photography and portrait photography. I do not want to just suddenly become a wedding photographer because I know I would be sub-par. What I want to know is if any of you have ever accepted an assistant? I would be willing to work for free just to gain the experience. How would you suggest that I approch these photographers? What do I need to look for in a mentor? I would hate to learn all the wrong things. Thanks for your help.