This is one of the photos from my very first City Daily Photo post on this blog on 10 May 2008. This was taken with a little, red, Olympus point and shoot camera without manual mode. I also had a Canon 400D but was only using that on the "P" setting. I could still get lucky and take a good photo but I didn't know why it worked.
Since then I have learnt to use a camera, taken various courses in different aspects of photography (I know what makes a good photo even if I can't always do it) and upgraded the Olympus to a Canon S90 which is pocket size but has full manual operation (and is due for a further upgrade), and the 400D to a 60D. I have also gained the confidence to photograph people, particularly street photography, and love playing with black and white conversion, particularly learning what will and won't work.