When did you know you were going to be a decent photographer?

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When did you know you were going to be a decent photographer?
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I ride the train to work, and the good thing is that I get to see the golden hour every day.  I get to go from no light, to great light to harsh light, and I get to see the same scenes in all these various types of light, and I get to see the seasons change to bring colors, no colors, ice, snow and rain.

I mention this because until recently I was really looking to get a camera with a larger sensor, so that I could take better pictures.  I knew my gx85 was good and I had one of the better smaller lenses in the PL 15mm f1.7, but I wasn't satisfied with my pictures.  I even went out and bought the 20mm f1.7 again, thinking it would make taking pictures more fun.  And I have found plenty of people to cosign my thinking.  That I would enjoy it more if I had better equipment.
Well something clicked this past week, between not shooting at f1.7, and using spot exposure (to get the shot I want while facing the sun) and a combination of proper cropping and editing.  I am finally seeing pictures that I LIKE!  And that is making it fun...
Took me a year to get here with my present gear, when/how did things start clicking for you?

 jhunna's gear list:jhunna's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8.0 Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
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