The transition into digital photography isn't without a bit of frustration. In fact, learning to use digital cameras, scanners, printers, computers, Photoshop and Lightroom is quite an endeavor. There's simply a lot to learn. Having made this leap myself nearly 14 years ago, I know exactly what you are going through.
As a professional or upcoming professional photographer, it is even more critical that you get assistance in all stages of your learning. Without help you will lose valuable time that could be used shooting. It's natural to feel that you can do it on your own. In fact, one of the things I hear most from long-time established photographers is, "It can't be that hard. I've been shooting film for years. It's just a camera that uses disks instead of film. "Well, honestly it is difficult. The 50+ professional photographers in Southern Oregon that I've trained can attest to this.
I have developed a customized training program specifically geared toward the seasoned, working professional photographer, as well as, a separate program for new photographers who are in the process of "going pro". This learning is the most important investment you can make in your business. Here's one of the most important things to remember. It's not about the equipment, it's about your thorough understanding of all the tools you have, and more importantly, it's about a refined understanding of photography.
I highly suggest setting up a first appointment right away. Why? Well, besides your obvious anxiousness, I can most likely save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in equipment and software purchases. Many photographers make purchases based on recommendations from other photographers, friends, magazines or websites. This can lead to a lot of arbitrary purchases. Most will end up over-buying or spending too much one item and not enough on another.
I make my recommendations based on you, your needs, experience and overall direction you want your photography business to go. It's never too late to learn more. I look forward to working with you.