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Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. — Shinichi Suzuki The idea of 10,000 repetitions as a path to mastery is not new. It has been a principle of Eastern thought for a very long time and has been made popular in business by Malcolm Gladwell and in photography by Steve Simon. […]

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Have you ever watched a serious concert pianist practice? If not, I highly recommend you try to have that experience. If you want to be a serious photographer, then pay attention to what other serious artists go through to be successful. I happened to minor in music in college. I also went to a school […]

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You’ve heard the old saying: “Practice makes perfect.” I actually disagree. Perfect practice makes perfect. But practicing the wrong things over and over merely instills bad habits. There’s a more accurate saying. You always perform at the level you practice. The new Army Field Manual says it like this: “Train As You Fight – Fight […]

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Post & Photo by Rick Sammon – Follow Rick on Twitter I just returned from a golf lesson. At the end of the lesson, the instructor, Skip Marini, reminded me of all the things I need to think about to make a great shot off the tee: • Set the club • Grip the club […]

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