I kind of wanted to take a break on Day 19 from actually taking pictures to actually doing a progress report
I’m pretty sure I’ve done this last summer sometime. But even since last summer, the quality of the images that I have taken have improved a lot. I started taking an interest in photography and got my first camera right after graduating high school. I enjoyed it so much that I figured, why not continue to do this? To be honest, I thought that I was pretty good at the time. But now that I have improved over the course of 4 years, I have to say that I really wasn’t good AT ALL. As a matter of fact, I look at my old work and cringe. I honestly wish I could delete them from everywhere they are stored and never see them again. But that actually would not help me much.
Why do I say throwing away my old work wouldn’t help me? Because I have become very critical and rather a perfectionist of myself and my work. There are days where I think my current work looks horrible when I compare them to people that are better than I am. Yet when I look at how my work was when I started, I have to say that I am growing. That’s the thing that matters the most. I don’t shoot in auto mode anymore. My overall photography IQ is better and I am able to produce quality images.
I wanted to share an image of a shoot that I have done 4 years ago and one that I have shot last week. It’s night and day difference and I’m super excited to see more growth in the next 4 years.