I spent most of my day doing laundry and scanning film on my Epson V700. Some of the pictures are totally new for me: I shoot much more than I can print so I’ve never seen some of the pictures before, except enlarged with an 8x lupe from the negative or from the few contact sheets I make.
Since I was a child and, from time to time, used my mum’s Olympus XA2 to take some pictures of my family, my father have always told me to shoot closer to the subject than I think it is enough, which is basically what Robert Capa suggests:
“If your picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
I see some almost good pictures in the frames I am scanning, but I should go even closer from my subject. The best way to improve your photography skills are looking at your pictures and realize what’s wrong with them, then work hard to solve the weaknesses you found.
This post would make much more sense if I added some pictures to it, but no.
Update: Here are two pictures, which I consider good, no need to go any closer in these.