For me, to improve/be better is to go back old skool. Shoot in/go back to film.
As a student, money is always a problem mainly due to film development/purchasing/blah blah. Every frame counts. Before shooting, I always think. Is it or is it NOT worth it. IMHO, this way, I believe it would help me improve. I would then be a photographer and not a trigger happy person.
Ofcourse I do have a digicam but thats mainly for snapshots.
I think pushing yourself hard enough is sth that is very subjective and personal by nature. So how hard is hard? I think if you are passion driven to want to shoot everything and do it at your best is already pushing yourself to further your limits. You'll probably know you've improved when you look back at your old pics and think to yourself "Waa lau kena sai".:bsmilie:
Not sure if this applies to how the shifus ard here think. Care to shed some light on us noobs?
yes, you do have a point. one who recognises and acknowledges the limits of his/her own well will undoubtedly have an urge to climb and see beyond.
but there will always be the ignorant ("huh? got well?") and those who are in constant denial ("my well is big enough!"). and also those who think they can only seek enlightenment and fullfilment from the 'outside' when they have not look deeply enough within oneself yet ("the water from other wells taste better than mine")
*substitute well with 'pond' or other metaphor where needed* :bsmilie:
sometimes fermenting does bring good results...like wine! and fart! (ok, tastes vary and highly subjective)