My name is Jeff and I fell in love with photography (Sounds like an admission at photographer’s anonymous). It took me a long time to get interested enough to by my first DSLR, just a few years ago. I did a little research and ended up with a Nikon D90. My wife and I were headed for a vacation (cruising the Mediterranean) and we needed a better camera than our phone. I didn’t take any lessons or read about photography-craft. How hard can it be to take pictures? You just point the camera, focus (auto!) and shoot. Well, after two weeks of a great vacation I had almost 2000 photos. Success! I am a photographer! I then whittled the pictures down to 200 and started showing my family and friends. I was excited about all of my pictures. I think my family and friends were too…
Fast forward two years to nearly now. I have taken classes, workshops, read copious articles and tutorials, practiced, been critiqued, and am hopefully a bit better. Recently my wife asked me to look at the pictures from that cruise. They were horrible. All of them. She laughed as she felt the same way. When I look at the photos I have taken recently, I am much happier. I guess I have progressed. And can’t wait until I do my next shoot!
PS. I am now shooting a Nikon D800 and loving it.