I got my first tips on photography way back in 1999 on a film camera from my cousin, who also gifted me a book on photography by OP Sharma. I was amazed with the black and white photos in the book and so my journey started.
In 2005, I got my first point-n-shoot camera and started clicking again. This time I liked the results better and I kept going. I joined Adobe in 2006 and came in touch with super talented creative professionals. I got my first tips on Photoshop from VJ Sharma, who also runs Photo Journey. He told me about curves, levels, highlights, shadows, vibrancy and saturation. He wanted me to explore and do whatever I thought was right for my photographs.
I finally bought my first DSLR and was very excited. On a business trip to Singapore, I took my camera. I met one of my old buddies who loves photography and we roamed around taking pictures as he gave me tips on different aspects of DSLR. I loved the results and was able to apply some of my learning It is all about visualization; you need to get the final photograph as you imagined before even clicking the button. You prepare for it, then set the camera, compose, hit the shutter, post-process and finally share.
I often wondered how other people are achieving the results. Is it the camera, timing, post-processing, or experience? Once you have all these questions and everyone has them, it is time to go and get the answers, one by one. Get the answer, try it, validate, improve, do better and keep going. It is actually an art produced by the application of Science (the science of light).