The realization of evolution. Back in February 2007 I bought my first DSLR with no intent of picking up photography as a real hobby. My intent was to have a camera that could shoot fast to capture my children’s moments. I quickly became interested in making my photos better. Now it has been several months and I have bought a couple of books, done tons of research and I am in a photography class. I would love to do some photography on the side but my dream would be to have my own studio, and I know that I will not be ready to make that step for at least a few years. When I think about my future with photography I sometimes I wonder “will I ever see things as a photographer?” Yesterday my wife and I went out with the family to do some errands. At some point I told my wife to look at the clouds, there were some very interesting shapes and I thought how it would be neat to get those in a photograph. She then made a remark about how she would have never noticed them, she went on telling me how I am really beginning to notice things as a photographer. I couldn’t help but give a small laugh. I told her that, what was really funny was that we just passed an abandon business with busted windows about 5 minutes ago, and I really want to shoot some portraits there. After I told her that I realized that I am evolving. It was a great compliment that I received, it opened my eyes. The way I see is changing. I am starting to see things as a photographer and it’s a whole new world! Just thought I would share this story.