It has been five years since I first picked a camera (ANY camera), and although there have been periods of drought in my photo taking, it has been a pretty steady uphill climb of knowledge and experimentation.
It's an interesting thing. My journey from a kid with small, cheap little camera to a bigger kid with an expensive array of gadgets has been a fun and exciting one. I've gone from thinking that I know EVERYTHING to realizing just how much I really have to learn about the art and craft of photography.
Here is that journey.
Because this post is going to be so long, I'm splitting it up into two parts. Part one will examine my photographic beginnings in 2008 until the end of 2011. Part two will look at 2012 to the present.
So there you go: the first three years of my photography in a nutshell. This is probably where the largest and most rapid improvements happened. Some of this was just from the jump in equipment quality (the inherent quality of certain cameras is just better than others) but a lot of it came because I was still wet behind the ears in terms of technical knowledge about photography. Learning how t take control of my equipment and the light around me was what this period was all about.
Stay tuned for part two. It should be up shortly! :D