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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.  

Jordan Blackman cuts down the net after his team won the 2010 BC High School Basketball Championships.

Jordan Blackman cuts down the net after his team won the 2010 BC High School Basketball Championships.

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.