We all want to be better photographers, but it is not always clear how to go about that or what it is that makes for a good photographer. This interesting video essay examines the difference between good and bad photographers and just what it is we should be looking for in our own work.
Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video features him discussing the difference between a good and bad photographer and what he thinks made him become better when he was learning. Personally, I think the best quality any photographer (or creative) can have is a constant desire to learn and improve, never being satisfied with their work or their creative range. It is important to always work on educating yourself and furthermore, to constantly experiment. When you are working as a professional, it is especially easy to fall into producing the same style of images over and over, and if they are making you money, there is certainly nothing wrong with that, but it is important not to let your creativity atrophy as a byproduct, which is why so many professionals constantly preach the importance of personal projects. Check out the video above for Danson's full thoughts.