Mondays with M – Practice Makes Perfect

I’ve been reading Picture Perfect Practice by Roberto Valenzuela and I kind of love him.  His premise is that photography, much like playing an instrument takes practice … you only get truly good if you practice every day, much the same way a musician hones their skills.  Excellent in theory, but easier said than done, right?  With so much going on carving out a little practice time seems near impossible.  So I decided to geek out this week at JazzFest and incorporate my eye-training exercises right into my JazzFest experience and went on a geometric shape hunt at the fairgrounds.

“Cubes” are squares, right?  And I loved finding this guy in the gospel tent filling out his crossword squares as if nobody else was around.Rectangles are everywhere you look … I mean everywhere.  My eyes went on rectangle sensory overload ….And circles … OK, maybe I’m not the only one who geeked out … they’re binocular glasses compliments of our friend Ted.

Point is, practice is essential to mastering any craft, and especially photography.  Have fun with it, incorporate it into your every day, and remember to shoot with purpose!  Thanks for hanging out … see ya next Monday!

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