I would like to be a photographer and not just a "wannabe" a lot sooner than I think is in my future. But for now I'm thankful for those that let me practice!
I don't think people realize how much time photographers (or wannabes like me...) spend editing. Of course we all want to get great shots straight from our camera, but I think the editing aspect of photography is what gives pictures that little "umpf" and makes it look slightly more professional than just a snapshot. I sometimes wish my pictures could use a little less editing and were a little crisper coming right out of my camera, but that will come with time.
Here is an example of what editing can do for a picture....
I still have a long way to go, but now I've said it out loud. Well, in blog speak anyway.