I have taken classes and love photography. Lately I have stopped because I am so darn busy with my teaching job this year. Photog. is my hobby. I have a relative that also loves photography, and am so happy for her.... but she NEVER uses anything but the P button on her camera, and does it all that way. Never A, S, or M. Automatic. Nothing to think about. She would be offended if I told her anything, as her photos are great. Crystal clear, no great lenses either. Do all you out there think it's legit to be a professional (get paid) and never go beyond automatic? I don't feel comfortable discussing it with her.... just admire her work and basically say so. It is good, but not comfortable with it. That's my problem I suppose. Any thoughts out there? Thanks! Maybe you can help me with these feelings; I feel wrong to 'feel' this!