So I decided that I would pop open my photo collection and go back to check out some of my past work. I'm starting to think that wasn't such a good idea...LOL However the good part about it is that it really makes you see how far you have come.
I mean my images weren't terrible or anything, it's just that the technique wasn't there. I see how I was much more of a point and shoot photographer back then, rather than actually "knowing" my gear and settings as well as I should have.
The good thing is everyday I am learning something new and gaining another skill and will continue to get better and better with every picture that I make. Trying new things and experimenting is all part of the process. Sometimes I fail, but I always come out learning something new. It's okay to look back and your old work, don't be discouraged, you are getting better. As Timbuk 3 would say The future's so bright I gotta wear shades. So I leave you with this, learn your gear, try something different, experiment, think outside the box and just keep shooting.