well, mine is quite interesting cos I started out from hating photography. I chose to major it in my finals. Reason being, I found out coincidentally in one of the project that photography is spiritually enriching. It made me see truth in life. From a weakness, it became my strength.
I am into photography because it is an extension and immortalization of my memories. Photography allows to to show others what I have seen and also acts as a catalyst to stimulate the senses and emotions that I felt during the time of the photograph. :gbounce:
coz of reasons 1,2,3, &7. yeahbaby. i recall when i first witnessed some pros covering an event back then and i was just a spectator...i was in awe of their big, mean, black SLRs and those big flashes and those big big lenses( now of coz i know its those f2.8 pro zooms) and those guys looked cool and confident...form then i made up my mind to become like them. then i took 1 year to learn the art of photography by myself then 2 yrs later i upgraded my gear to pro-grade SLRbody and 28-70/2.8 and 80-200/2.8... [though i was short of cash for the 300/2.8 ehehe ]...then after covering quite a number of events& gettin close to the pretty girls, then, i slowly realised that covering events is well...quite meaningless, actually,. yeah. now i m shooting very much less and focusing more on abstract moments and memories...but hey, the pro-grade equiptment mentality stuck onto me...give me good gear anytime, man. and yeah, cool gear gets u the chicks ;-). have fun. cheerios!