Photographic Etudes & Deliberate Practice

Musical scales and etudes are designed to build our technique and the work will pay off later. Etudes are the medicine of music. We practice them to make us better. Photography can have its etudes as well. Any exercise designed to enhance a particular photographic skill is a “photographic etude”. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Photo Layers

This week, the theme is to:
Photograph layers
Photographing layers this week initially gets me thinking macro - getting in close and really looking at the individual layers that makeup the whole. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Under a Bridge

Photo Eads Bridge Angle

This week, the theme is to:
Photograph under a bridge. Bridges are meant to go over something, we often focus on the top part, but this challenge isn't just about taking photographs of bridges, it's specifically about being under a bridge - you know with the trolls. Not necessarily a place to find a beautiful or interesting photograph.