I even made a special stop at CVS on my way to the event to buy extra memory cards for my camera. My bag was stuffed with all the photographic essentials. In just six months I learned how to shoot in manual, the basics of photoshop, and how to take the lens cap off before the first test shot.
Me, six months ago: “Why is the picture so dark?”
Random person: “Uhhh, your lens cap is still on.”
Me now: “Let me remove my lens cap first.” (take picture) “Not too bad for a first test shot.”
Random person: “Please don’t take my picture.”
Me now: “Sure, no problem. Now, where the hell did I put my lens cap?”