This isn't a big deal at all either way but I'm just curious about people's opinion on the subject. I've seen repeatedly on this site, a newby get on here EXTREMELY excited because a friend or someone may have seen their photos and asked them to shoot a wedding or party or portraits. There's alway the couple of people who try to talk them out of it or discourage by saying that as a newbie they have no business taking a photography job. Obviously more than a few people feel this way. I'm just interested in finding out why. Not interested in arguing but just some honest (yet tactful) opinions. As I mentioned in my other thread, there's going to be those people who can't afford to afford that $2,000 wedding package from a seasoned pro... So they're going to find someone who they can afford. Usually they'll turn to someone just starting off., friends, and family. I just don't get what's wrong with that as long as the consumer is happy with the end result.