Let's start at the beginning.
The first photograph, that is, the first to be published, was a grainy image captured at the 2010 BC High School Basketball Championships. It was shot with an entry-level Pentax and a kit zoom-lens at 20mm and as wide open as photographically possible; a whopping f.5.
I knew this shot was coming. I watched as they brought the ladder out onto the court and handed the captain a pair of scissors. It's a simple shot, really, nothing special. I don't recall even being paid for it but it was that triumphant first image in print.