I would have said NO, do not give up your Law job to this lady....
Digital Camera Interview (this
is the BEST digital camera magazine I have seen)
Her website is at http://www.rosannepennella.com/
If Rosanne had written to me (just as well she did not) I would have said "carry on being a Lawyer..." and would have been proven just so wrong...
Which just goes to show if you have the stuff to make it there is a chance you will
HOWEVER do consider "Just how many more (you fill this in) photographers does this Country/World need?
....and if I am going to push my way to the top "Who do I have to dislodge" or ......who do I have to be better than......
More reading on becoming a Professional Photographer
There are many Professional Photography Assn sites on the web, most offer advice on how people should enter the craft of photography, one very good site that I have found is "The Association of Photographers" AOP in England. Their advise is written based on the situation as it is at the moment in England, or possibly London, but never-the-less it is interesting reading for a person wishing to enter this craft, their web site is at AOP the headings of the items I suggest you read are
these are all PDF files amounting to 28 A4 pages of small type