But, one of the things I've learned from my brother (a professional photographer) is that the subject DOES matter. In fact, 99% of a great picture is the person behind the camera. The other 1% being the actual camera itself. So many things go in to a great picture...lighting, subject, angle, perspective, emotion. My brother is a huge fan of the iphone's camera. He has gotten some AMAZING shots on it. Now, the pictures he makes in to prints come off a camera...not even sure what brand. The point is...having an expensive "fancy" camera does not make you a photographer. Some people are just born photographers, no matter what kind of camera they're holding. To quote my brother..."A telescope doesn't make you an astronomer much like a camera doesn't make you a photographer. It's where you stand and what you put in front of the lens."
Having said all that, here is my submission for Yellow Green. I realize it's not a GREAT picture. I know it could have been better with a flash. It's a little fuzzy. But maybe a flash would have taken away that cool greenish glow? I like it because I captured Kaelyn's personality. She is a sweet, sweet little girl and that face says it all. I also like it because it's not perfect. Her face has cocoa puffs or something on it and her hair is a mess of static. But that's her.
So, do I think I'm a photographer? Not even close. I see pretty things and take pictures of them. Period.