Opinion: Reflecting on your photography past will help you improve

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(Image credit: Samsung Memory on Unsplash)

Although many of us are free to head out with our cameras again, I’m willing to bet very few of us are racking up the same number of shutter actuations that we were before all the lockdowns began. 

If you’re anything like me, you’re at your most confident when you’re taking plenty of photos and challenging yourself. So, as I sat on the sofa watching yet another motorsport event I’d once planned to photograph, I decided to quit wallowing, dust off my external hard drives, log onto the best cloud storage sites and relive my journey as a photography enthusiast. 

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.