I've been on deviantART for four years now.
My first submissions were horrible, and even up until recently, a lot were just sad and definitely not what I'd like to call "art."
I always wished I could do something art-related that was good, but since the only thing I WAS good at was music, it was useless here.
One of my friends was into photography for as long as I've known him, and now a mutual friend of ours has gotten heavily into photography.
Finally, after a little persuasion, I have decided to get into photography as well.
Since getting my camera - actually, since even being loaned my friend's old camera before I had gotten my own, I have been working hard to get good at photography.
I returned his camera and got mine very shortly after. I have taken probably around 1,300-1,400 photos so far (including many which I have deleted or were just lighting tests) and I have been learning to take better photos each time. On top of that, I have practiced a lot with Camera RAW in Photoshop to get the most out of my images.
With my humble Nikon D3100, 50mm f/1.8 lens, and Photoshop CS5, I want to do my best to finally make some art worthy of putting on deviantART.