Hi, I'm Lee and let me start by saying that I do not consider myself a photographer or an artist. I am at the start of a learning curve and am sharing my journey. Nothing I write in this site is with any amount of authority (apart from my own experiences that is), so as with everything, always ask three people.
I've always had cameras, ever since I was a kid, from point and click 110's to SLRs. It's safe to say that, especially when I'm on holiday, I am a prolific snapper but despite always having a camera in my hand I've never really known anything about how they work or what the settings really did. As you can image the results were quite mixed over the years. This knowledge became easier to avoid as cameras got smarter, I was an early adopter of digital cameras and hadn't used film since 1999.