The Image Doctors promoted the importance of practice recently, and the topic really hit home when I wandered into the backyard to photograph birds today. Backyard birds have long been my favorite subject, but for the past few months I’ve been obsessed with indoor flash photography (because beautiful women are my real favorite subject, but birds are less intimidating). I found some willing models in the yard, but it seems I forgot some of my tricks for sharp focus and stability. Fortunately, the back yard is nearby and practice is FUN! So, it looks like I need to get outside and get back in shape.