I receive Photoshop User Magazine, and love looking at all of the newest-and-best camera equipment available. I think “if only” I had a camera like “that,” I would be taking amazing photos all of the time. But the truth is, I just need to learn the capabilities of my own camera more than I do. It’s not the camera, necessarily, that takes great pictures; it’s the camera operator. Oh, sure, a good camera is definitely a help… but knowing how to use your camera and taking the time to practice, practice, practice is a big step in the right direction.
I seem to think I don’t have the time to spend practicing with my camera. But this article, 6 Tips on How to Make More Time for Photography, has convinced me I’m going about this the wrong way. I’ve been looking at photography-learning-time as “sand” rather than a “pebble.” (When you read the article, that will make sense.)
When I walk into my office, I have a cabinet on the right. I wish I didn’t use it as a “catch-all” for things I need to do… but I do. You see my camera is right there on top of it all…truth be told, it might even have a little dust on it.