It seems to me that a lot of amateur photographers quickly lose interest in photography. This is especially true for those who make the leap to DSLRs. An amateur photographer pretending to be a professional photographer hurts the client, the photographer, and the industry. I am somewhere between 3 and 4. Great article.
The only way to become better at anything is to spend time working on it. The answer to this dilemma lies within the difference between amateurs and professionals. Maya Angelou was a famous writer, poet, civil rights activist and award-winning author best known for her acclaimed memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Her book has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Oh, and President Obama is in this book too. Of course Mr. Klein does not see himself as the amateur of his title. Klein to mention their names in print. And it is written by a man with journalistic credentials.