This is a follow on to the previous post – 10 traits of a good photographer. The source is the same author who wrote 10 traits.
The next time you look at a photograph by someone like Ansel Adams, remember, chances are very good it was made at a place he had scouted many, many times before. He’d probably been there a dozen times and made dozens of pages of notes on things like the light angle and possible foreground objects. He usually didn’t just step out of his car, plop down his tripod and fire. He knew his subjects. He knew the light. He studied, prepared and executed.
It’s fun being a photographer. But it’s also hard if you do it well.
Stephen King is one of the few fiction writers who can keep me entertained. He once said: “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
Go here for the full article. The comment related to Ansel Adams work reinforces my previous remarks sprinkled throughout the course that returning to a location many times is necessary if you expect a winning image (other than by dumb luck). And the comments about hard work – you’ve heard that from me more than once or twice.