Paid work is hard to get since 14 year olds and people just wanting to learn will do it for nothing.
I always enjoyed shooting and only bought a camera to do this for myself but was asked a few times to do weddings and other events so I invested in some better gear to do them.
my biggest issue are the people who have stepped in my way to take my paid work and do it for nothing only to produce poor pictures for my past clients and for my past clients to want me back but to do it for less.
A few weeks ago I was the best man at my friends wedding, the photog had us at the park and one of the relatives pulls out his $599 kit and starts shooting, I stop him and say that we are here to get our shots covered by the pro and to not confuse us and have us looking at you instead of the pro I ask if you can put your camera away.
after the shoot she thanked me for doing what I did and how so many have freaked on her in that situation.