Practice is the Only Way to Break in New Equipment

Never stop learning. There is always something new to learn and there is always something old to relearn. With in the last 2 weeks I have been on a mini shopping spree of camera gear. I have invested in some PocketWizards, light meter, expodiscs and other photo tools. Well, I am not about to use this equipment at a wedding or bridal shoot without practicing and getting some experience under my belt.

What better way to practice than to photograph some wine bottles?! If I can photograph drunk I can photograph anything. And I am joking!! Although the chianti was awesome. However, I will be working with the new gear for quite some time because it is true – practice makes perfect. And I do like to practice.

Photographing wine bottles as practice. Breaking in my light meter and colorchecker.

Photographing wine bottles as practice. Breaking in my light meter and colorchecker.

No one wants a wedding photographer who doesn’t know what they are doing and just as important – no one wants a photographer who doesn’t know their gear inside and out. I think as the winter is just so cold and depressing I will be working on some mini photography projects to keep my skills at the top performance. I don’t want to get rusty.

I think for the next week I will use the light meter for every single photograph. (unless I am using my iPhone) And then after that I will use the expodiscs for a whole two weeks. Woo hoo!

Now I should go watch some football while I edit a wedding album.

dav.d

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