Practice Makes Perfect? Gaaah!

By Rob Wood (Admin) / April 12, 2019

We have all heard the advice to practice!

Practice photography and you will get better at it.


That ain’t news to anyone and I find it a bit annoying when I hear it to be honest.

The problem with photography isn’t practicing, it’s knowing what to practice.

Left to my own devices, I fall back to landscape, kids and possibly flowers because they’re the easiest for me to practice in my personal circumstances. And while I can take a respectable shot in any of those genres, some of my other skills could probably do with a bit more “practice” if I am honest.

I am sure you have a similar story.

So where do you start?

Recently I have been going through the various “Genre Cards” of the Photzy Action Cards pack [review].

Each one gives you a different topic with the basics of how to shoot it (camera settings, traps etc) and a quick practical exercise.

Sports, Kids, Moonscapes, Portraits of Men, Portraits of Women, Newborns and a heap of others.

These things are really useful if you want to stretch yourself outside of your normal genres with some very quick knowledge and practical learning.

This is a fast way of learning and being able to take a reasonable photo in multiple genres. And it’s worth taking a look.

I think you will like them.


About the author

Rob Wood (Admin)

Rob is the founder of Light Stalking which is one of the most shared photography sites online. He is also co-founder of Photzy. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and mail as well.

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