Do you actually feel your photography is improving?

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  1. SquarePeg

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    Timor- It's possible that you have less keepers because you're more critical of your own work. Or because you're more confidant in getting the shot in one instead of 20.

    Smoke- I think that's a huge step in the process of becoming better.


     
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    Maybe, but knowing what I'm doing wrong and "actually" correcting it is where the rub comes in!
     
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    timor Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think so. Getting more critical regarding own deeds is a part of own development. That maybe connected to the process of aging, changes in approach to the world, seeing what others did to reach for excellence and what I can do. In any case game changed. From hunting for good picture to making good one. A chess game.
     
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    I don't think I have improved much since I joined this forum but I'm a newbie. But the ideas on different subjects are what intrigue me. I will be posting these soon and then when the comments and critiques start coming in then the improvements begin.
     
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    This year I have been focusing on improving the composition on my photos. I have watched my photos get much better with this goal I have had, and I've noticed that I have a lot more keeper photos when I go out and shoot. :)
     
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    Fred von den Berg No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Once upon a time people used to wonder if I had studied medicine since the volume of amputations in my photography resembled the work of a surgeon. Nowadays people look at my photos and compliment me on the quality of my camera. So yes, there is improvement there somewhere!
     
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    YES. It has improved quite a lot in most areas. I have started understanding the nuiances of a Mirrorless camera (Fuji XE2). The areas of improvements are in Focusing, exposure, & use of the function switches etc. etc. Ofcourse, parallely, I would say I have improved in Composition & post-processing as well.
     
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    I have to say my knowledge has improved at least. I now know my old point and shoot had controls I never knew about until I got my dslr:biglaugh:
     
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    Wait! There are people who actually only take ONE shot of a scene??? I can take an easy dozen ( and not in burst mode either! ). I hope I never get that confident. I am not a betting person:05.18-flustered:
     
  10. timor

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    Yeah, film is expensive nowadays. But that depends on what you are shooting. Me, I shoot mostly static objects, I have time to study them and look for the best angles. How AA said, I visualize. :1219: Action photography is different.
     
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    I am getting more keepers, higher percentage, because I've move from shooting in continuous mode to single shot ... from shooting with a digital camera (reactionarily) to shooting as if I had a film camera (anticipatorily). I'm shooting with greater thought, more preplanning, waiting for the peak of action ... single frame. Click.
     
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    That's funny. I learned the same thing. Was just joking about this yesterday.
     
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