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| p.1 #1 · What "grade" or type of photographer are you ? |
I just saw an ad for a hobbyist photographer who had put over 70,000 actuations on his camera in just 2 years. It got me thinking, that I probably haven't put that many actuations on my 20D since I bought it.
Maybe its being used to film, where you try and make every image as good as you can, I just don't take that many images. Granted I can see a wedding photogarpher shooting a lot more.
I mostly shoot landscapes and seascapes, wildlife, flowers, birds. But in a weekend I might only shoot 100-200 images, and definately shoot more in the spring, summer and fall, although Snow Owls are increasing that more in the winter now.
So thats about 500 a month approx, or about 6000 a year. How does that classify me as a photographer, certainly not a hobbyist I guess?
The general perception is If you want to improve you must do something more. But at the same time, just doing more improve what your doing, or just doing more get you deeper in a rut of doing things, shall we say not as well as you could?.
I try and improve all the time, reading as much on the subject, watching video tutorials, taking classes when I can, but I don't see any great improvements. Some things are better, my work in RAW has improved quite a bit.
I'm also finding some things knew years ago are starting to fade away to the point I have to reread or even find something that refreshes the memory.
So do you reach a point where you should be satisfied, or is it like living in a house you own, where everything is never quite done?