Many years ago, a guitar teacher told me that it’s better to practice fifteen minutes every day than two hours once a week. With experience, I’ve learned that – regardless of subject – the “drip method” does seem to advance my skills faster than the “catch up and cram” method.
And this makes me feel bad about how often my camera sits unused in a bag in a cabinet. Between assignments, I often don’t feel like taking pictures, but such indolence makes me less prepared for each assignment. So now I’m trying to keep the camera on my desk, at the ready. I’ve been photographing some pretty mundane things, but therein lies the opportunity: Can I learn how to make mundane objects into interesting pictures? We shall see.