I generally never throw up shots when I'm done with them. Its odd, I'll put them to my Flickr and site but I never really market the hell out of those venues like some people do. I don't know, I just have no intrinsic desire to go insane with who sees my work most of the time.
Sometimes I personally find something so incredibly amazing that I have to share it but I'm also quite reserved in my photography. Most people are actually stunned to find out that I do it, mainly because I just don't scream hurr durr durr hes a phertographer. Might be the lack of large lenses :p but I'm very low key in how I shoot and even during shoots. Like a ghost if you will, in and out and if I'm lucky you don't notice that I did my deed and left.
I guess like many people I got into it for all the lulz and never expected to be good at it or even have it come this far in nearly professional but still very amateur capacity. I think I've experimented with every subject matter and method possible and I found that I largely hated everything because I just had no genuine passion for it.
Gotta have passion in what you're shooting I think, and apart from timelapses and astrophotography (because that stuff is just awesome) I slowly left behind every single thing I hated except for cars. What can I say, I'm a guy and a 12 year old child and that just appealed to me.
So I worked my way up from producing relative crap (you'll see soon enough) to photos that were...less crap? Yea, I'll stick with that description. The joyous thing is that it took just over a year and a half of treating this like a serious hobby to get to where I am now. Not in terms of skill mind you, I still think I have a long way to go before I can say I'm truly talented, but in my near fluke capacity to get involved in the groups and circles and organizations that cater to what I love shooting.
I'm thankful that I stumbled upon something that keeps me happy and entertained and has the capacity to become something a lot more should I get off my ass and want to make something of myself. But for now, I'm content with shooting at my own pace and with what I love shooting and its not the worst thing that has ever happened.
What follows is a chronological collection of my shooting. From holy crap you are awful to hmm, that is acceptable.
(The test vehicle, the one I practice all my photography related shenanigans on)