This might be more for those of us that have been doing this awhile but here goes. So you get your first camera and start learning to photograph. For me that was 35 years ago, I was 11. You learn lots of stuff and keep learning. Composition, lighting, cropping, exposure, developing, printing. What seemed like endless stuff to learn. It was so much fun. You reach a level of expertise and turn pro. For me as a staffer. You have mastered most of the process and have reached a point where instead of asking for advice you are the one people turn to for help. You might shoot things a certain way based on what you know customers expect, or based on your total workflow. You still love what you do, but miss the feeling you had the first time you saw that print pop to life in the darkroom or computer screen and thought wow! I did that. As an example I had a talented but inexperienced photographer tagging along with me in the spring. At the reception I got a shot of a fleeting moment across the room, a nice picture but won't make my portfolio. He saw the same thing from where he was and almost ran across the room to get what I was done with. He missed the photo but was still excited just to be there. For me seeing him was fun. I have an answer or two but this came up in an earlier post about something unrelated. First we learn to walk then run and climb. Once you climb the high mountains of photography many times how do get keep getting the wow that was fun feeling?