I realize how amateur I am, and I don't know if that will ever change because I'm not too fond of following the rules. If everyone followed the same rules, I feel that things in the art world would be extremely boring. I kind of despise the word "trend setter", but that's a category that I'd rather be in.
That all being said, sometimes you look at a picture and feel like something is off, like it's not the best you could have done. There was more to accomplish with this photo overall I think, and I'll continue to improve as the year goes on.