It's Marketing Monday, and I want to continue with my theme from ShutterFest. While many of you will think this is more for photographers just starting out, you might be a veteran, but heading in a new direction and needing to log in more hours working on a particular technique.
It's too bad that photographers aren't required to log in hours on the job, just like somebody working on their pilot's license and needing to spend a certain amount of time in the air! Just think how much we could raise the quality of so many different artists if they had to practice more before they were allowed to go public.
Nothing trumps experience as a professional photographer, and I compare it a lot to my experience over the years scuba diving. The more time I spent in the water and the more people I dove with, the better my skill set became.
Here are some ideas to help you log in more hours:
The only source of experience is knowledge.
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