Aline Smithson is an established and respected photographer, and her involvement in the profession of photography runs deep and sure. One telling sign that a photographer is a professional is the willingness of that person to interact and to share with others who can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the professional.
Over at her blog, Lenscratch, Aline Smithson provides a great many opportunities to learn more about photography, and to enjoy photography. One specific feature that is fun for her readers are the theme specific exhibitions she hosts at her blog.
Currently at Lenscratch, submissions for the Summer Fun Exhibition are being accepted. Go on over to the Lenscratch Exhibition Opportunities page found here to learn more about how to submit to the exhibit. There isn't a fee to get involved, yet it's important to read the details. Have fun with it!