I've been into photography for around 20 years and was lucky enough to have my own darkroom before moving house. Almost a year ago I bought myself a Nikon D5300 with 3 lenses as I was missing it but SHMBO wouldn't let me set the darkroom up in the new place. I filled the gap with a Panasonic DMC FZ45 bridge camera for snapshots on holiday, familly gatherings etc. Now that I'm really getting to grips with the equipment I find myself really lacking in taking a good photo, sure I can get the exposure correct, I can even get good sharpness, but all my images lack in interest if that makes sense? All I'm really managing is to copy whatever the scene is. I sometimes think this comes down to the fact that to trade I'm an electrical engineer and spend my working week repairing complex cnc machinery, it's all very technical and scientific. My wife on the other hand wouldn't have a clue how to operate any of my cameras but she "sees" the shot and gets very good results with her phone. I do get some good shots from time to time but they are few and far between, the good thing with digital is that you can see the image straight away and if it's rubbish you can delete and try again. In the good old film days you only had so may shots on yourroll of film ( I used to do alot of 120) so you had to make more of an effort. Can you learn how to see an image and then reproduce what you you pictured or is it just in you (or not in my case) What do you guys do when things just aren't going right and all you produce is only worth deleting?