Now I've had the pleasure of rubbing elbows with some legit photo pros over the years. When I do, I try to soak in their wisdom. I remain hopeful I'll glean that one tidbit of knowledge that'll transform my tragic compositions into masterpieces. When hanging out with these pros, I'll show them I'm a pro too by dropping an occasional "macro," "foveon sensor," or my personal favorite—"purple fringing" into the conversation. Then I'll nod slowly like what I said somehow made sense.