I think digital photography has really opened up the opportunity for many inexperienced photographers to develop their skills. I gave my daughter a Nikon D50 several years ago, and she has loved the camera. She doesn't hesitate to shoot a lot of photographs, and discard those that aren't really up to snuff. I've watched her doing the sorting, and as time has gone by the "keepers" really has grown substantially.
Originally Posted by kb3lms
I started in film photography many years ago, particularly after I purchased my first "real" 35mm camera, an original Nikon F with plain prism in 1964. Starting in 2005, I began to use a DSLR almost exclusively, and I used it generally in much the same way that I used my 35mm cameras. Each shot was composed and I didn't just fire away, even with a motor drive equipped camera. Those habits have generally continued with my DSLR's, although I certainly blast away when I'm trying to photograph birds in flight!
Recently, I started using my Nikon F3HP again, and I thoroughly agree that the anticipation of seeing the results is half the fun!