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Learning to play music (21/365) | by LifeSupercharger
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Learning to play music (21/365)

"Play the music, not the instrument." - Unknown


Day 21: I tend to overthink my shots each day. The more I try to structure my shots, the less enjoyable this project becomes. Because of my finance background, I tend to be very technical in nature. Almost everything has a formula and can be quantified. I'm trying to free my photography of this mechanical tendency of mine, and it's been a daily struggle. I have read several books on exposure and composition and tried to learn every feature on my camera. The technical nature of photography is the easy part I reckon. I'm not saying I even have that part down, but what eludes me is the "playing the music" part. I'm merely "playing the instrument" right now. However, I'm excited at the prospect of the growth that is occurring (albeit at a snail's pace) with each passing day.

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Taken on January 21, 2011