What are some of the occasions where you experienced breakthrough improvement in your photography? I hope we can share our experiences and learn from each other in this thread.
for me for 3 years i've had a rebel and was basically doing greenbox point and shoot, until a local concert promoter asked me to take photos of the concerts. i started reading up about iso and aperture, and got myself a 50mm f1.4 and a 100mm f2 and really start to get an understanding of the technicals.
and just looking at enough pictures on this forum. initially, i couldn't tell a good pic from a bad pic, good composition from a bad one. but eventually, just looking at enough pictures on this forum helped a lot.
and thirdly, recently i've had the opportunity to shoot every week, evaluating how i did and try to improve/ fix my mistakes the next week. also got a lighting kit and i'm following some photography blogs in lighting and doing some portrait sessions with friends.
i really wish my local bookstores and library has more henri cartier-bresson books