There's no central authority here that can stop you. Only YOU can stop you.
If you want to go make photographs...go do it. Don't wait for someone else to tell you it's okay! You don't need anyone else's permission or validation. No anonymous jerk on a camera club forum can stop you. You just need to believe in your heart that you have something to share. So what are you waiting for? As always, I'm rooting for you!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Scott Bourne is President of US and Chinese Operations at Skylum Software (Makers of Luminar & Aurora HDR,) an Olympus Visionary, a professional wildlife photographer, author, lecturer and a signed Master Photographer at Studio of Masters, China who specializes in bird photography. He was one of the founders of This Week In Photo, founded Photofocus.com and is co-founder of the Photo Podcast Network.
Scott is a regular contributor to several photography related blogs and podcasts and his photography has appeared in more than 200 books and magazines. He is a trainer at both ThinkTapLearn and lynda.com, and is the author of 11 photography books.
Scott is available to speak to your birding group, photography group and for private bird photography workshops. For more information on engaging Scott as a speaker or workshop leader, or for image licensing and print information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.