James – I regularly look at the photography of others. I admire their creativity, the subjects they’ve chosen, and how they formed their composition. Their work inspires me to be a better photographer. In addition, I often talk with other photographers and frequently engage with them in forums online and through email. You may not be aware of this, but as a photographer, you’re now part of a huge community of professionals and enthusiasts around the globe who are daily taking photos, posting them online, sharing their insights, asking important questions, and discussing all things photography. I strongly recommend that you be part of a community, whether that be online, face-to-face, or some combination of the two. In my case, in addition to my own website (wethersnaps.com), I regularly post photos on Facebook, Google +, and Instagram. I maintain a blog to share my photos and document my photography experiences. I’m an avid reader of a photography forum that I’ve joined. I’ve taken classes online, at our local community college, and am now enrolled as student at the New York Institute of Photography. I also frequently email other photographers whose work I really enjoy. For me, all of these ‘community’ interactions have really helped me to grow and develop. I encourage you to do the same. Find a community (local and/or online) where you can listen, learn, share, and engage with others. Being part of a community will only help you to be a better photographer. With that in mind, I have one last lesson I want to share with you. I will send it in a few days.