The first chapter of Show Your Work describes how I learn to become a better photographer. I'm the president of the photography club here at Clemson and I try to create an environment where we can all learn from each other, even though we're not equal in skill level. We all have something to contribute, and there's no right or wrong way to approach a shot. Some of us like to freeze motion and others like blur because it shows speed of motion. Sometimes we take pictures of the exact same things, but edit them differently. Even if we choose not to take someone else's advice, it helps us figure out what is and isn't our style.
This is a video that my photographer friend Ben Morgan and his friends made for a project. It explains the buttons on the camera in case you're confused by the manual. It's free and requires no human interaction.
Sometimes I ask for feedback online, like in this online community that comes with a photography book I have. Sometimes I ask for advice, other times I try to think about other people's pictures.
These two pictures were taken a year apart. I asked for feedback online for the first before taking with the equipment that people recommended to me. They convey different aspects of the same event.