|My first DSLR two years ago.|
Last October 29 was the 2nd year anniversary of my first DSLR, a Canon EOS Rebel XS. I have since sold it to a friend and upgraded to a 7D And this point in my photographic life sparked some introspection.
Have I evolved as a photographer in the two years that have passed? Have I already developed the so-called photographer's eye?
I don't want to answer those questions. I would like the pictures that I post on this blog be the testament to what I have accomplished be it good or bad.
But what can I definitively say that I have accomplished in these two years?
|From two years ago... I didn't know about|
the golden hour back then.
What else has happened in these two years?
When I got my first DSLR, I had it with me all the time. I brought it with me everywhere I go even when the wife and I were just going to do our groceries. It was a good thing because, back then, I was still learning about composition, aperture, shutter speed, etc, that having the camera with me all the time hastened my learning.
But now, even if I still have my camera with me most of the time I am noticing that I don't take as much pictures as I did before. I have become more selective of what I wanted to photograph - seeing a red leaf on pavement, most of the time, is no longer enough for me whip out my camera.
Have I lost my desire for photography? Have I reached a photography-wall?
I hardly think so. As a matter of fact, I enrolled in a photography class and I am continuously looking for books to read about photography. Learning photography, for me, is a never-ending endeavor.
|Now I make sure I wake up early enough.|
|With my winnings.|
I believe that I have already progressed as a photographer.
|I love photography.|