No matter which field you’re in, we’re always trying to grow by improving. A good way to do this is by benchmarking yourself against your peers / competition. In track & field or swimming, it’s easy to benchmark as you have objective measurements – e.g. 20.5 seconds for the 50m swim sprint.
But how do you benchmark things like fielding in cricket? Even if you have % of throws at stumps that hit, throws will be from different angles, some where all three stumps are visible to the extreme of only seeing a single stump.
Same with something subjective like photography. After a rugby match, I compare my images to those published on Getty Images and AAP looking at the range, angles and types of shots taken. If you look carefully, you can always learn something new.
Fortunately, if we cringe looking back at images of a few seasons ago, which we then thought were ‘good’, we know we’re growing! Happy shooting.