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My descent into the world of photography.  I guess it started officially about 5 or 6 years ago when
 my wifes grandfather passed away and gave her a thousand dollars.  This money was special to my wi
fe as her grandfather and she were quite close.  Before that money we had been into photography albe
it with cheaper point and shoot type cameras. But with this money, her grandpas money, she wanted t
o make him proud.  The camera she decided on was the Nikon d5000.  It had just came out and was the 
best choice for an entry level photographer.  That camera was a treasure to her, she and I began the
 adventure, even if my role was largely creative director.  See I was not allowed to touch this came
ra except to hold it while she prepared a set or something.  It was only six months before I bought 
a d5000 of my own and began shooting myself.  I didnt seem to have the ‘eye she did but I didnt g
ive up.  I took a photography class at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado.  In 
this class I learned to see with a critical eye if nothing else.  Sure I learned the technical side 
of things but photography is more than just the technical side.  Together we would shoot families, f
ood, businesses for the Small Business Development Center, and just about anything we thought might 
be cool.  We experimented with light painting, long exposure, even a plastic Holga lens.  Can you im
agine a cheap piece of plastic with a distorting plastic lens on a high dollar DSLR. Eventually we u
pgraded our equipment she with a full frame d800 and I with a d7000 (an advanced dx frame).  Sure we
 had collected a lot of glass (lenses) in our time but we found no matter what lenses you have you s
till need more for the one off shots.  Particularly the 14-24mm 2.8.  Glass can easily cost more tha
n the camera itself but, its the glass that make the image the best it can be. We had great ambitio
ns of becoming the stuff of our dreams, her a photographer and I a web developer but, as we moved fo
rward we realized we need more experience. Now 5 or 6 years later we are still unsure of our abiliti
es particularly my wife.  We have yet to charge a client, any client more than a couple hundred doll
ars for 40 or more hours work.  I am beginning to wonder if we (she) will ever feel confident enough
 to charge thousands of dollars for our work but hey at least its fun and we love what we do. That
s still important isnt it?My descent into the world of photography.  I guess it started officially 
about 5 or 6 years ago when my wifes grandfather passed away and gave her a thousand dollars.  This
 money was special to my wife as her grandfather and she were quite close.  Before that money we had
 been into photography albeit with cheaper point and shoot type cameras. But with this money, her gr
andpas money, she wanted to make him proud.  The camera she decided on was the Nikon d5000.  It had
 just came out and was the best choice for an entry level photographer.  That camera was a treasure 
to her, she and I began the adventure, even if my role was largely creative director.  See I was not
 allowed to touch this camera except to hole it while she prepared a set or something.  It was only 
six months before I bought a d5000 of my own and began shooting myself.  I didnt seem to have the 
eye she did but I didnt give up.  I took a photography class at Front Range Community College in F
ort Collins, Colorado.  In this class I learned to see with a critical eye if nothing else.  Sure I 
learned the technical side of things but photography is more than just the technical side.  Together
 we would shoot families, food, businesses for the Small Business Development Center, and just about
 anything we thought might be cool.  We experimented with light painting, long exposure, even a plas
tic Holga lens.  Can you imagine a cheap piece of plastic with a distorting plastic lens on a high d
ollar DSLR. Eventually we upgraded our equipment she with a full frame d800 and I with a d7000 (an a
dvanced dx frame).  Sure we had collected a lot of glass (lenses) in our time but we found no matter
 what lenses you have you still need more for the one off shots.  Particularly the 14-24mm 2.8.  Gla
ss can easily cost more than the camera itself but, its the glass that make the image the best it c
an be. We had great ambitions of becoming the stuff of our dreams, her a photographer and I a web de
veloper but, as we moved forward we realized we need more experience. Now 5 or 6 years later we are 
still unsure of our abilities particularly my wife.  We have yet to charge a client, any client more
 than a couple hundred dollars for 40 or more hours work.  I am beginning to wonder if we (she) will
 ever feel confident enough to charge thousands of dollars for our work but hey at least its fun an
d we love what we do. That’s still important isnt it?My descent into the world of photography.  I g
uess it started officially about 5 or 6 years ago when my wifes grandfather passed away and gave he
r a thousand dollars.  This money was special to my wife as her grandfather and she were quite close
.  Before that money we had been into photography albeit with cheaper point and shoot type cameras. 
But with this money, her grandpas money, she wanted to make him proud.  The camera she decided on w
as the Nikon d5000.  It had just came out and was the best choice for an entry level photographer.  
That camera was a treasure to her, she and I began the adventure, even if my role was largely creati
ve director.  See I was not allowed to touch this camera except to hole it while she prepared a set 
or something.  It was only six months before I bought a d5000 of my own and began shooting myself.  
I didn’t seem to have the eye she did but I didnt give up.  I took a photography class at Front R
ange Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado.  In this class I learned to see with a critical ey
e if nothing else.  Sure I learned the technical side of things but photography is more than just th
e technical side.  Together we would shoot families, food, businesses for the Small Business Develop
ment Center, and just about anything we thought might be cool.  We experimented with light painting,
 long exposure, even a plastic Holga lens.  Can you imagine a cheap piece of plastic with a distorti
ng plastic lens on a high dollar DSLR. Eventually we upgraded our equipment she with a full frame d8

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