Correct, we all looking to get professional photos even we are not professional.
I commented to these photos as they are so nice good amazing, so whats wrong if i try to do my best to have similar or closer to these photos.
Doesn't matter if professionals get paid, that doesn't mean we have to get piad to have professional photos as well.
About gears i don't blame the photographers because i can feel when you use best gears then all or most your shots are bad then you blame me then i feel upset, i have lots of friends who got normal gears and some have very good gears and we are members in a photography club, when a teacher blame or comment on the photographer then i saw them disapeared or cancelled there membership, but when you tell them that your gear will not make you the best and you have to use it correctly with enough background in photography then any gear wether cheap or expensive you will success in it, that made them to think more of how to use or select there gears and then study photography rules.
So these professional shots are great indeed, no wrong if i try to do the same if i can, or am i wrong to do my best?
Gavin, i am waiting more of your shots, i like them.