Developing Muscle Memory for Photography
Who would have thought muscle memory had anything to do with photography? Scott Bourne explains that, just like musical ability, practising with one’s camera is vital in aiming for that perfect shot, or lots more perfect shots! Scott explains:
During the pandemic, I am practising my modal scales on the guitar every day and I am handling my camera every day. I see the benefits right in front of me. Both my musical ability and my photographic ability have improved. If you do not use them, you will lose them.
So give this a try. Grab your camera and your camera manual. Open any random page in the manual and then whatever it describes, do that with the camera. Not only will your muscle memory improve, your knowledge of your specific camera will improve and then all that stuff will simply go away and drift into the background while you use all your brain’s conscious processing power to SEE and compose the next great image.https://picturemethods.com/
What do you practise?
For me, I practise my art techniques – that is: painting and drawing and blogging, of course.
I can never produce anything of substance, if I do it once every three months or so. If I do it daily, or as often as I can, – I notice a HUGE improvement in my skills. I paint in a particular form of traditional Norwegian and Dutch art, called Rosemaling and Hindeloopen style. I have been practising this for many years, on and off.
Lately, I have also experimented with a Japanese/Chinese technique painting bamboo forms with a soft brush.
Weekly Photo Theme – Practice
This week for Friendly Friday, I challenge you to show me your interpretation of the theme “Practice,” in photographs.
Photographs in mobile, SLR, or point and shoot are all acceptable formats.
What are you practising with your camera’s eye?
Composition, Exposure, Shutter Speed, Subjects?
Perhaps it was something you practised in your past?
Music, Sports, Art or Public Speaking? Post something from your photographic archives, perhaps?
Do include a pingback and leave a comment here with a link, so all readers can find your post! I look forward to seeing what posts you come up with for this week’s prompt.
Sandy will post the next weekly prompt. Stop by and see what she comes up with next Friday.