Photographers are born. They don’t come out of colleges, although a nice degree here and there doesn’t hurt, and they don’t come out of computer programs (but keep in mind that some basic knowledge is required).
I am a photographer, I have my degree, I know about computer programs.
I also know that photography is a passionate hobby that some turns into a job, others a big business. It takes time and effort to take beautiful photographs and a greater challenge to edit them.
Craftsmanship is required. Just like scrapbooking requires creativity, photography also requires for you to look for special places, situations, people. You want to make a statement, you want to preserve a memory.
I like to turn colorful places, people and situations into my memories.
That is the Photographer in me. (Imagination and Creativity is a must.)