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: Leading Lines

Photo Florentine Arches

This week, the theme is to: Photograph leading lines. This week's challenge focuses on a compositional technique. For those of you who haven't encountered the term before, a "Leading Line" is a line in the photograph that leads the eye to the main subject.