Thank you very much, I am very happy to know that! I use a Canon 1d Mark IV, and I use Aperture.
How to become one: 1. Fall in love with your photos, if you don’t have that, your photos will never be good. This is a passion not something you acquire at school. 2. Volunteer and network. 3. Shoot shoot and do more shooting. All sort of lights and scenarios (indoor and outdoors) Yes learn to use a flash, even during the middle of the day. 4. Talk to other photographers about their experience and best advice. 5. If you have enough experience, NEVER shoot for free.
Thank you so much again!!
Good luck with your photography,