Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Your first 10,000 photos

In order to learn and become proficient at any craft you need experience. One theory on how to become an “expert” is known at the “10,000 Hour Rule”.  This concept has been attribitued to people such as Wayne Gretzky, Bill Gates,and Yo-Yo Ma.

As far as photographers go, legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson put it simply: “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

   

The number here is merely arbitrary and is used to make a point. In order to be good at something you have to practice, for some of us more, for others less. No doubt the more you do something the better you become at it. As a photographer you have to get out and shoot and spend time listening and learning. 

Through experience skills are developed and these skills allow you to more deeply explore and bring out your creative side, the artists in you! Happy shooting!

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