In a world where almost any subject has been photographed thousands, maybe millions, of times, it’s easy to wonder what makes a good photograph or good photographer. Anyone with a smartphone can get lucky and snap an accidentally well-composed and well-timed shot. But, those of us who dedicate our free time, and spend a lot of money on gear, to consistently get good images can’t rely on those lucky shots. We need to be able to produce good shots on a consistent basis. And, if we’re fortunate enough to have a client paying us for our work, we owe those clients the good, and possibly great, shots. The path to getting good at our craft is not an easy path.