When a friend or client tells me they are interested in learning photography, similar to when they tell me they are having a baby, my first reaction is YAY! Congrats! And then immediately after I feel an urge to help them with their expectations. If you have a child, I'm sure you know what I mean. It's just harder than you might imagine. And also more rewarding than you can fathom. The path to success (in any endeavor) begins with realistic expectations.