A friend and fellow photographer turned me on to this blog post.
When I started my photo business, I was desperate to learn everything I could about the technical aspects of my camera. I read everything I could find online, dog-earred my manual, and participated in photo forums with a plethora of questions. As the months passed, I found myself practicing every day and becoming more comfortable learning to shoot manually and understanding exposure (that wasn’t to say I was great at it…I was simply getting better). However, when the moment came for me to work with people in a real photo session (and not practicing with a chair, orange tree, or my dog in the backyard), I fell flat. I felt like every technical thing I learned didn’t matter because I couldn’t get two people to look comfortable in front of my lens. Learning exposure was just the first step in a gajillion. That’s, like, a lot of steps. [read]