A photographer can never know too much about the craft.
Even a trusted camera has capabilities beyond the comprehension of the owner. The most skilled operator can forget what this button can or can’t do.
A camera in the cupboard isn’t going to reach its potential. That means practice counts.
I try to leave a camera on my desk that’s ready to go at all times.
For what? Well, for anything that catches my eye. A test or practice frame here and there just adds to the experience pile.
This photo of a holiday bouquet won’t hang in The Met or be part of a retrospective. However, it did serve a purpose with a camera and lens combo that I normally eschew. That’s not nothing.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.