I guess everybody starts their photographic journey in the backyard of their houses taking shots of flowers and insects! So did I. I embraced nature, I spent most of my spare time there, taking pictures of everything that lives and/or moves. I knew the rules of how to compose a picture, but most of them simply came without thinking, naturally.
Then, after a while I got to experience the beauty of still life photography, it opened up a new world in front of me. My priority became searching new and unique surroundings, objects and angles. But as all things come to an end, so did this! I started questioning myself, is this the best you can do?- this is when I decided that my new object is going to be me (myself) and my new medium - what else? - conceptual images! I can guarantee you that this is the manna of photography.
But, answering your question, the key to increase forward is questioning yourself. Always be your worst critic!
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