I'm curious what it takes to become a photographer by profession? Do professional (fashion, magazines, editorial, news..etc)photographers need to go through reputable photography institutions to be recoginised? I understand that if you wish to run ya own photography biz (doing wedding shots for people, covering event, etc..), it would be good enough if you have the experiences and skills to do a good job. What about photographers who wish to join a newspaper agency, magazines, etc. Is it a 'must' that they need to be certified?