Just recently, I have had the hardest session in my life. I am a natural light photographer, I shoot when the sun is out, and very rarely use my flash. Well for this session, I had to rely on what the interactive museum had, and my little flash. I learned so much about my limits as a photographer and my limits my camera itself has. This session had a lot of technical aspects I had to think of while shooting. I had to think about my shutter speed settings, my depth of field, and my iso (light sensitivity).
Having a full frame camera did help. I knew I could handle the light, because my camera is made for lighting like that. It's dark, and lighting changes constantly in there. It can be pitch black, then all of a sudden bright and almost blinding. It was truly a struggle for me, but I made it work.
I also learned that my posing has improved so much. As some of you might know, I'm more of a "capture you in your natural form" photographer. I feel like while posing is useful, it makes people stiff. I have been working on how to do relaxing poses that still look natural. I can say I have noticed a difference. My poses look more professional now, and it's what I picture in my head.
I can say that I'm almost there for a professional photographer. My dream is coming true, and I'm one step closer. I can handle the tough shoots, the posing, and controlling the shoot. I can say I am PROUD of this learning experience.