Find a niche
Great photography often emerges from single-minded dedication over a long period, whether to a location, a subject, or a piece of kit. By exploring a theme over time (six months, a year, a decade, or a lifetime) you can push the boundaries of convention and go beyond what’s been done before. Perhaps you live near a location that you can revisit repeatedly to find the best angle and light. Maybe you’re connected to an profession you could document. Perhaps there’s a certain type of flora or fauna on your doorstep you could spend time capturing. Ask yourself, is it better to be average at many things, or great at one? If you choose the latter, find your niche.