It takes time and effort to improve your photographic skills. Ask any first rate working professional. But there can be events that happen along the way that become the catalyst to becoming a better photographer. Three events happened to me that changed my life as a photographer.
My camera was stolen.
My wife gave me an unexpected gift.
Thanks to a teenager, I broke my ribs.
Each of those events ended up making a dramatic difference in my photographer. I wrote about each one and how it changed me. The articles are in the links section.