Mason Degrange
Mason Degrange voted up Tom Jackson's answer

If owning a camera makes someone a photographer, then everyone who owns a frying pan is a chef. The art of photography is not about pushing a button on an expensive SLR. It’s about honing your craft and capturing that perfect moment which, as they say, is worth a thousand words.

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Mason Degrange
Mason Degrange voted up Gator Blu's answer

Portraits are not perfect moments, they are staged with good lighting and flattering poses. Perfect moments are the candid shots that capture the true emotion and personality of the person. While there may not be perfect lighting you can always change that through photoshop or some other editing software.