May 31, 2010

Photo Tip of the Month - May 2010

Daniel Levitan: "The emerging picture is that 10,000 hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert — in anything. In study after study, of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice-skaters, concert pianists, chess players, master criminals this number comes up again and again. Ten thousand hours is equivalent to roughly three hours a day, or 20 hours a week, of practice over 10 years. No one has yet found a case in which true world-class expertise was accomplished in less time. It seems that it takes the brain this long to assimilate all that it needs to know to achieve true mastery."

Dr. Ericsson said: “You have to tweak the system by pushing, allowing for more errors at first as you increase your limits”. You don’t get benefits from mechanical repetition, but by adjusting your execution over and over to get closer to your goal.”

Take these two simple quotes to heart and keep shooting and practicing at your own pace and time, allow errors and learn from them and be inspired by other to develop your own photographic style.