Figuring out my camera. And I don’t mean learning to shoot in manual.

It’s not the ISO or the lens or whether it is a Canon or Nikon or whatever.

It’s not even the light or the composition or the subject matter.

When I first began shooting with my Big Girl Camera less than 3 years ago, I thought it was about those things.

Now I realize it’s about nothing other than a need to shoot.

I need to document.

I need to have images of my everyday.

I need to record my story, for myself and my kids.

Along the way I did learn, and continue to learn about all those things — lenses, light, ISO, aperture, composition, editing, style, processing.

I read five billion blogs and stalked 10 thousand photographers whose work I admired. I tried lots of different things and still do.

But now that I know all that, I realize I could do a pretty good job with a point and shoot if I had to.

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