Why do I love photography? Hmmm…
There are photographs, and there are “pictures.” I probably take 20,000 photographs a year. I make maybe 3-4 pictures that I really like. Why? because photography is not about apertures and shutter speed. People might ask me what the ISO was for a particular image. I may or may not know. What I do know is what I was feeling that day. There was a reason why I decided to press that shutter. The technical aspects behind that reason are a distant 2nd to the actual final “picture.”
Everyone wants a more expensive camera. Everyone wants a better lens…it does not really matter. A good picture with a crummy camera is far better than a bad picture shot with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 f/2.8. It does not matter.
My advice…Shoot the moments, and shoot often.
…there are many wonderful underexposed images that can bring tears to your eyes.