Tip #73: Deliberate Practice

Brushed Sky - Manning Trail, MN
Canon 5D mark II + Canon 17-40mmL @ f16

The constraints imposed by life should not restrict the pursuit of your art. Be the consummate amateur, a lover of photography and maker of images. Rainy days and sparse opportunities should not foil your desire to peer through a lens and squeeze the shutter. Days without subjects should not quell your passion or derail the obsession, this is when you practice. Log your 10,000 hours, make the process intuitive, play with your gear, study the work of masters and embrace exposure theory. 
Deliberate practice will make you a better technician, a more focused seer and enhance your ability to make art.
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