So this is a quote from this thread on Dec 16th. Things have come so far, so fast since this time. I became one of the top Derby Dolls photogs very quickly. (Oh yeah, I found out that they are going to paint murals of a few of my Derby Dolls pics at their rink, that should be incredible.) I started shooting for LAist.com then became a regular contributor. I hit up a local bar and took pictures there, used them to get into the Warped tour and then sent those to Nine Inch Nails and just got accepted for a photo pass next Sunday. I feel that NIN is pretty much top tier so if I can shoot them I can shoot anyone.
SO I just wanted to say THANKS to you guys for pointing me in the right direction with the D30, the 17-55 2.8 EF-S lens and the 580EXII flash. Having this ability has given me a new inspiration to go out and take more pics. In fact I'd really like to get into some concert photography and may look into doing something like that and I might be able to use some old connections to do so, hopefully.