I have a family member who thinks this is a true statement. She hasn't spent any time learning anything about photography but is taking money from people to shoot weddings...mostly family and friends but some from strangers. Hopefully she isn't charging much. I have tried, with no luck, to try to talk to her about her choices.
Case in point....last wedding I attended (family member) she was hired to shoot the event. Normally I do the family weddings but I was supposed to be out of town, so they hired her to do it. It turns out that I made it back into town and was able to attend after all. I brought my gear along as I had suspected that she was biting off more than she could swallow and had the opportunity to witness first hand. I jokingly asked her what aperture she was shooting at and was flabbergasted when she said "I don't know"! She had a tiny 2 battery flash on top of her entry level Nikon camera with one kit lens. The flash actually had the original "heavy duty" batteries in it that died shortly after the ceremony started. She had no spare batteries and had to borrow some from me. She shot everything with the camera set on "full automatic". I looked at what she had shot near the end of the ceremony and all were from slightly to majorly underexposed. Snapshots at best. She has no photoshop or editing skills either....
My wife must agree with her as she tells me to stay out of her business or I will cause hard feelings with the family. I am just trying to keep her from getting sued by disgruntled clients for failing to produce quality professional images. I try to explain basic photography camera skills with her and she gives me that "deer in the headlight" look.....then loses interest and walks away.
Am I wrong to try to explain to her that she needs more knowledge than just how to turn the camera on to be a wedding photographer? My wife seems to think so........Please chime in with your comments and/or experiences.