I've been messing around with photography for a few years now and although I'm usually disappointed with my results I just love taking photos.
I've read several dozen books on all aspects of the subject from technical to aesthetic and am pretty conversant with most of it.
I should really stop reading photo magazines as the shots I see there dismay me even more with regard to my own.
I'm really good at making excuses as to why my results a far inferior to published photos I see. These range from:
'My surroundings are pretty un-photogenic and I rarely get to travel to better locations'.
'My camera is pretty naff (Panasonic DMC FZ18) compared with those used by published photographers'.
And yes, the glass is half empty.
However, none of the above deters me from struggling on and learning, always learning.
So here I am, already gobsmacked by some of the galleries I've seen here so far and hoping I can pick up a few tips from you guys.