Why You Should Practice Photography Every Single Day

If you are not a professional photographer (or even if you are), it can be hard to find the time to pick up a camera and go out to shoot every single day. Nonetheless, it is highly beneficial to find the time to practice as often as possible — every day, ideally — and this excellent video explores why you should.

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this great video explores why you should take time to practice photography every day. This can be particularly hard for hobbyists or part-time photographers who have other jobs and obligations taking up their time, but if you are really serious about improving and maintaining a high level of capability, consistent practice is the best way to achieve this. I think the important thing to remember is that this does not mean you need to find time to spend hours planning and executing large shoots every single day. It can be as simple as throwing your camera and lens in your messenger bag with your laptop and taking a 15-minute walk on your lunch break with the goal of getting one good shot. As Bonciu discusses, it is important not to get too bogged down in thinking about photography when you could be using that time to do photography. Certainly, learning and consuming photography is a good thing, but don't get so caught up in it that you don't make time to regularly pick up your camera. Check out the video above for Bonciu's full thoughts.

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Rod Kestel's picture

Sometimes it's best to drop things and walk away for a while then come back with fresh perspective instead of flogging yourself every day. Who wants to kill their motivation by turning photography into a chore?

While I can't speak for the original poster, you can look at many pro athletes to see how important practice is. In this video Michael tells you it's not about the gear, but when it's crunch time, you have already been there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXdj8scRdFE

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I didn't get anything out of this video.