On Dec 15th I mused: Does taking an occasional nice photograph or lots and lots of photos make you a photographer? If you have no understanding of color, color with light, framing or shutter-speed is it audacity or just ignorance to think yourself a photographer. Then yesterday I saw this post. Shoot something. Put your name on it. Now you are a Director. I am all for experiential learning but fail to open a manual, spend time with experts, or read is certainly not a sign of wisdom.
My heart sores every-time I see a young person take the time to research a tool before jumping in with both feet.