I have to ask, is there any way to improve as a photographer apart from taking thousands of images?
When i first got my camera i read up on as much as i could and i thought i understood how iso/aperture and f/stop work as inter-connectable variables and how they affect each other in exposure.
Maybe i do understand it in theory but i am struggling to improve (imo)
I went out for a walk this morning before breakfast and took my camera, i shot about 50 images and upon reviewing them on the camera i was sure i had a few keepers, But when i got home and transferred them to the PC i realised that most were poorly composed, and nowhere near as good as i thought they were at the time.
To be honest i was pretty gutted and disheartened.
So does anyone have any suggestions on how to improve? I was considering shooting a certain landmark local to me and maybe going back at different times and trying to shoot as many views/perspectives as possible as opposed to just going out and shooting random subjects.
Is this a good idea? Or should i just go out and shoot as many things as possible?
I recently noticed a local building (16th Century) which i thought would make a good night time l/exp,(contrasted with traffic and modernity)
i even looked in to the moon rise times and when it would be in shot but living in the UK all we ever get is cloud so i have not yet had a chance to shoot the scene i had envisaged.
Any tips/suggestions or links for improving and getting motivated would be much appreciated.
I suppose i have the photography equivalent of writers block right now