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Nature Photography: Insider Secrets from the World’s Top Digital Photography Professionals by Chris Weston

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HABIT SEVEN

PRACTICE (MAKES PERFECT)

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© CHRIS WESTON

Imagine how good a golfer Tiger Woods would be if he never practiced his strokes. Making great photographs is a skill; more precisely, it involves a series of skills—calculating exposure, focusing, camera handling, and composition, among others. The more you practice these skills, the better photographer you’ll be.

Of course, time and motivation play a significant part, especially when it’s not your job. I, for example, am a very poor golfer, not because I am incapable of hitting a small ball with a big stick but because I have little inclination to do so and much less time to practice. I am ...

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