I've a entry-level DSLR with me for a few months and I really like photography.
However, I feel that I'm not doing justice to my camera due to the lousy shots I get out from my camera.
Hmms... I understand that photography is a form of art and I cannot expect to be shooting brilliant photos overnight.
(additional info: I love all sorts of photography espcially landscapes, portraits and night photography.. but I don't really have an interest in insects..)
Can any pros out there advice me...
When you first started out, were you actually disappointed with crappy shots of your own?
If you were, how long did it take you to master photography? - (i.e. every shutter you press is an excellent shot?) - how long should I give myself to practice on photography?
Does good photography depend on natural/coincident arrangement of things, or does the photographer actually need to shift things to get good shots?
How much post production do professional actually do to the photos? Is it drastic? Or very minor to a professional's eye?
I'm still quite young and I've only got the financial means to have kit lens and 55-250lens. So that means I cannot afford for L lenses and such.. or even wide-angles.
Will that actually hinder my photography? Especially due to the soft photos they generates?
Or do I need higher ends camera for better photos? (I don't think that's the case right?)
I like viewing clubsnap's critique corners. Most of the time, I can tell a snapshot apart from a well composed picture. However, sometimes I come across pictures in other sections of the forums where it receives quite a number of compliments... but I'll be like "huh? nice meh?" Hmm....
Well basically over these couple of months I've been taking RAW + L.. and those poorly taken photos are eating up a lot of memory on my computer, so I cannot afford that!! everytime I go back to those I thought were initially nice photos, I'll defintely find some fault with them.... Haha is there anyway to take RAW + S or something? X_X
Thanks for taking the time to read this.. All replies are greatly appreciated!