This is a landmark picture for me. It marks the point where my camera started recording images to a new folder because I had surpassed the four digit file system. Yes this is the 10,000 picture taken on my trusty DSLR. If that seems like a large number – it is. My problem with taking pictures is that I will take very many and then sort through them later. Or sometimes I forget to sort through them. My mantra is that it doesn’t cost anything to store an image on a memory card, so why not fire away. As an example, this is a picture that my housemate asked me to try and take, and I probably tried 20 different settings, none of which I liked.
This milestone has forced me to reflect on the holidays and photography sessions I have been through to get to that number. Do I take better pictures than when I first started? Yes, definitely. Most of that is understanding how my camera works, which is a continuous process for me. I was also helped by a new lens, and some tips from friends.
I enjoy my hobby, and look forward to really learning how to compose shots better and see the world in a different way.