I am finding my soul within my photography. I haven't done much with my camera in years. I took high school photography and wasn't really inspired. I was a college frat and sorority party photographer and a high school graduation photographer. All fun, but left me little to be truly inspired about. I always had a camera. My Dad gave me my first SLR Minolta for my 16th birthday. He always had a camera in hand too. But I spent years avoiding learning much and there my camera sat. I was get the easy point and shoots and disposables, but only to have a photo of the moment...nothing truly inspired.
Now I have a Canon XSi.....yes, I would love a better camera, but I love my Canon and it serves me well. I have my Canon wish list for a camera body and lenses. We shall see.
For now...I love taking pictures of people and bringing smiles to the faces of those that see a lovely moment captured in time. My children are my muses...when they let me and aren't totally bored with the experience.
I spend my free time reading, practicing, reading and practicing....each time I learn something different or new I try it and see the results. Some are great and some? meeeh...not so inspiring. But I have gotten better and I see progress. I am excited and am finding my soul in my photography.