I was looking through old photos today to put together a gallery of images for my new website (coming soon! I hope) and I often thought, "Wow! That's a really great photo! Why am I not taking more great photos like that today?" Which I thought was kind of weird. I mean, shouldn't I be looking back and thinking, "Whew! Glad I'm better than that now!" And don't get me wrong, I did think that a lot. And in certain areas, such as architectural photography and definitely portrait and wedding photography, I've grown a ton.
But it's also nice to look back and think that I didn't suck. What about you? When you look back at previous work, is it with a wince or with a smile? Or some of both?