When was the last time you took a picture with your camera?
Do you make it a point to take a few photos every day?
If you had to pick up your camera and take a photo RIGHT NOW, could you get the photo within seconds without fumbling around with the controls, or would you miss the shot because you were trying to adjust something on your camera?
If the lights went out, do you know your camera well enough to still get a shot quickly?
How about your main lens? Do you know the depth of field at a given distance and aperture?
The point here is that a little practice every day can make you a much better photographer. There’s a reason for that little cliche, “practice makes perfect”.
Similarly, familiarizing yourself with your camera and your lens(es), knowing them backwards and forwards as they say, can also make you a better photographer because you’ll be faster in a situation that demands you respond quickly to get the shot. Same with working in the dark or at night.
Knowing your gear can make all the difference between getting a great photo or not getting the photo at all.
Camera Gear Used in the Above Photo: