I am a very flexible photographer and am constantly trying new things and experimenting. There are many genres that I wish to try. And I will do them.
I am a self-taught photographer and have recently been reading up on various tips, tricks and hacks (I'm on a very tight budget). I've read on many of these websites that you have to "become a master on one genre" to deliver the best results. Why only focus on just one? I go by the words of Miyamoto Musashi (The Lone Samurai) "Master every art, forget what you know. Then re-teach yourself and make it your own".
I wish to discover and learn more about photography and maybe add/deliver something to it.
The way I see it is; the more I understand about all the different disciplines. The more confident I'll be and be willing to take up ANY given job. I am fully aware of the very different set ups for each type. It most certainly is not a case of point your camera at your subject and you snap a great shot. There is a lot more to it.
Anyway, they also state on these websites that rules of photography can be broken. I'm the rule breaker.
I was, in the past asked to do a professional shoot at a Christening, with a bridge type camera. People have faith in my skills and I delivered.
I have recently been asked to do a lengthy shoot for a charity because they are impressed with my 'macro/close-up' again using a bridge type camera.
Someone offered to buy a Panoramic Cityscape (Bridge type camera).
This may seem like boasting, but it isn't. It's just proving a point!
Self-teaching + Passion = Great work. To me, this makes the best 'artist' however the term is applied. Music, Writing, Photography, Painting, Vehicle Designs, Architecture etc...
On that note, I've also recently discovered that many of the worlds greatest artists are self-taught!