I love photographs. I love reading photography books, browsing photography blogs, websites, pinterest. I've lost count of how many photography tutorials I have read, how many ebooks I've downloaded hoping to learn more about photography or how to take a 'nice' picture.
I bought my first DSLR, a Canon 40d, 4 years ago and I've still so much to learn. I find what I really need to do now is to go out and practice, practice, practice. Every new year I decide, yes this is the year I'm going to finally get a handle in shooting pictures in Manual Mode.
So with this in mind I am going to start following 31 Days to a Better Photo from my3boybarians. I love how Darcy says "Photography is NOT a spectator Sport. As useful as sitting on your couch watching workout videos, this series is not meant to be read through from the comfort of your computer chair. Pause. Do the exercises. Evaluate your progress. Mess up. Get dirty." - Well that says it all, I've been doing the "Spectator Sport" but now I have to "Do the exercises. Evaluate my progress. Mess up. Get dirty." It is the only way that I am going learn anything.