Eight months ago, I got a used Canon 600D, knew nothing about how to use a DSLR, learnt the basics on my own, and started heading out to shoot casually.
Last night, I was gratefully commissioned to shoot for the Singapore Grand Prix, off a moving helicopter.
There are strictly no private heli tours allowed in Singapore for the public, unlike in the US, which made this experience a lot more valuable.
It was a terribly hazy night though, and it badly affected visibility and image quality.
Shot with my recently acquired Canon 6D, and a Canon 16-35 f2.8 L lens.