Some days I feel like I haven’t got any better at photography, sometimes it feels like I’ve actually got worse, that I’ve not had any development. That is until I look back at older photographs and realise how bad they are.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some good shots mixed in, some which I will always be proud of but on the whole they are awful. Looking back through both my Flickr page and my unpublished ones it really makes me cringe. I’ve been doing photography for around 10 years now, which in itself is hard to believe, but up until recently I’ve never really felt like a real photographer.
I’ve just had to delete so many images from my Flickr account purely because it’s embarrassing. At the time I thought I was at least sort of good. Nope. I had so many fundamental things wrong, blown highlights, too black shadows, underexposed, overexposed, not focused. Awful.
Oct 2008 and Feb 2018. Same place, different times. Better skill.
It’s fair to say, I’ve always enjoyed photography but never really felt I’d accomplished much. Over the past six months or so I honestly feel like I’ve improved drastically. It’s bizarre. Who knows what by the end of the Project365 I’ll be producing. Probably nothing award winning but that can always be a target!