I was browsing through my earlier work from 7 years ago and I found that there was a certain spontaneity and exploratory innocence to my work. I did not have a budget so I had cheaper gear and made do with what I had. I didn't try to get everything sharp, I tried to capture the energy of the shoot. As I progressed and went professional, I had no choice but to nail the technical shots, I had a budget to make things happen. But I lost that freshness of just shooting for the joy of finding out how it looks. Glorious grain and motion blur. Goofy faces and pure joy. Has anyone else experienced this too? For those starting out...I only have this to say: don't lose that wondrous joy and curiosity.