I recently upgraded my camera equipment to a Nikon D700 with a couple of new lenses. I am very excited about this purchase and where I believe this new tool will take me. Like any good consumer, I did a lot of research on what camera body and lenses would fit best with what I want to accomplish. I read a lot of customer reviews. I must say that I am very impressed with the photographic community for the openness with which people share their experiences, opinions, and advice! My research helped me decide which camera and lenses to buy. However, what I value most from this process is that it helped me in my journey to discover what I don't know.
I have always considered myself to be a life-long learner. Even in my day job, I am constantly learning new things. As I delve more into photography, what I'm learning (and have come to accept) is that there is so much about photography I don't know! Some might think this is a bad thing, but I really don't see it that way. You see, the process of learning and understanding always begins with a self-awareness that there is something new to learn and understand. In my case, knowing what I don't know is the necessary first step toward finding the answer.