I have been a professional photographer for 20 years. During this time, I have shot virtually everything. I started out with my mother's Pentax ME Super, then bought a Pentax K-1000 (which I ended up trading for my first web site design); and after finishing College, got a job at a newspaper and did the "photojournalist" thing for three years.
I slowly started moving towards Advertising photography, and somehow turned into a successful commercial photographer in my native Venezuela. I enjoyed shooting people the most and was praised for my Portrait work. I shot Ads for Sony, Nike, Heinz, Kraft, Absolut, Polar, etc,etc... which won awards in the Cannes, New York Festivals, ANDAs...I guess you can say I was commercially successful at it, as I lived a nice, decent life and still got to do photography, which at the end of the day beats any other way of making a living.
Then digital photography came about, and I found myself surrounded by "colleagues" of every age and walk of life. All of