All of us are born “Camera Stupid.” I remember a few of the road trips my family took me on when I was a young boy. I remember the feeling of awe when looking out over an overlook at the incredible vastness, richness, and detail this Earth provides us. I remember having the desire to capture and save those moments forever. At the time photography for me was just something fun to do. A way to look back and remember the fun times we had.
I had no idea how to get the camera to take a photo that more closely matched what my eye saw. I had no awareness of the vast world of commercial photography. Yup, just like everyone, I was born “Camera Stupid.”
That slowly started to change when the various people in my life started teaching me about photography.