We all have reasons to get out of practicing, but it’s never a good idea to keep at the basics. Shooting every day can sound like a daunting task, and people have asked me why it’s important to do this as a photographer. So, I decided to create this handy article that highlights 3 reasons to shoot photography every day, and the importance of practice. So, without further ado, here are your three reasons to shoot photography every day:
1. Practice Makes Perfect
The first reason to shoot photography every day is because shooting more often will simply make you better! Whether you are starting out in the world of photography or you are an established professional, or even an active hobbyist, there are always things you can learn about your craft, whether it’s improving your vision, your composition, or even refining the controls you have over your gear. You really only can get there through lots and lots of practice. Someone once said that it takes 10,000 hours of practice before you can really consider yourself an expert in anything. Here I would say one caveat and that is to never think you are done learning – adopting that attitude will only blindside you downstream.
For some reason the whole idea of lighting strikes concerns in the hearts of photographers. So, the concept of taking your flash off-camera makes a lot of photographers start to tread with trepidation. Taking things to the nth degree, now imagine introducing wireless triggers for your flashes when off-camera! It’s pretty daunting for many, and I get tons of questions on what to do from Canonistas, Nikonians, Pentaxians and more! Getting good results with off-camera lighting and using wireless flash triggers can be challenging for sure, but with the right understanding of the gear, and some of the basics of lighting, you can get great shots too!
After experimenting with my own sets of various wireless triggers, and the number of questions that have come out in this area, I’d like to set about de-mystifying the concept of wireless flash triggers. In doing so, let’s separate for the moment the whole reason for removing flashes from your camera (better lighting, more control, etc.), and for introducing the wireless element (fewer cables to trip over, longer range, etc.) Let’s instead start where most people like to start – talking about the gear! There’s basically four competitors out there, and I’ll cover the nuts and bolts of each here: Read more
A great question came to my attention through Quora – the person asked what lenses they should buy to accompany a camera purchase. They were looking for both a zoom (variable focal length) and a prime (fixed focal length) lens. It occurred to me that many people many have this question, so have taken the time to answer it there, and to cross-post the information here as well: Read more