Not Nothing

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.

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