Why are everyone else's images better?

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Why are everyone else's images better?
10 months ago

There is an old sane in photography that a photographers work is far better then anyone else and that most of their images are horrible. While I agree that some of my friends images are in some cases just awful, I seem to be developing a strong hatred for my own work and that everyone else' images are far superior.

A few months ago i had a similar problem where i would go out on a photowalk and take 300 images in 8 hours and wonder why they were not good. I put the lack of good results down to the sheer amount of images taken and that each image was not considered. I have since changed my shooting habits and style and on recent day trip with several friends I took just 18 images over a 8 hour period. However even these images were in my opinion inferior to my friends.

I was also recently sorting out all my images on my HDD and discovered that images only 6 months ago were classed as good are now in my opinion mediocre. I also feel that i have not taken a good image this year yet and that each image that I do take does not turn out as well as i was expecting. Now i cannot blame my lack of good images on my equipment because A) a tradesman never blames his tool and B) because i have a D7100 which is one of the best DX cameras out there.

So why is it that now every image i take (or have taken) is a piece of junk and that images that other people (friends, family, etc) take are far better.

Thanks

Shutterbug013

A few recent images taken by myself

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