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Want to Improve? Try Practicing 10,000 Hours!

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Don Smith (California, United States) on 26 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural.


Summer Big Sur - 3rd Annual Mystical Fog and Colorful Headlands Photo Workshop - August 23-26, 2011 (Workshop Sold Out)
Full Moon Over Red Rock, Arches, and Canyons - 3rd Annual Arches/Canyonlands Photo Workshop - October 9-13, 2011 (Workshop Sold Out).
Bryce Canyon Hoodoos and Zion Fall Color - 1st Annual Bryce/Zion Photo Workshop - November 1-5, 2011 (Workshop Sold Out).
3rd Annual Magic Light, Moonlight, and Pfeiffer Beach Arch Big Sur Winter Workshop - January 8-11, 2012 (space available)
5th Annual Springtime and Moonlight in Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula - March 7-10, 2012 (just added)
4th Annual Northern Arizona Workshop: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Sedona - April 23-27, 2012 (5 spots available)

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Join me and Nik Software August 12 at 10:00 am for a webinar where I will be discussing my workflow techniques utilizing the awesome Nik plugins. I'll be discussing and showing you how I process my images using Viveza 2, Sharpener Pro, and many of the fine filters found in Color Efex Pro 3.0. This webinar is limited to the first 1,000 signups so don't delay. You may sign-up using this link: Incorporating Nik Software Into Your Daily Workflow with Don Smith

All of us want to improve our image-making skills, but what does it really take to move forward? In a new bestselling book, Outliers - The Story of Success, author Malcolm Gladwell looks into the lives of many successful businesspeople, musicians, athletes, etc. and the findings may reshape your beliefs (I know it did mine). One of the findings results from a study done in Germany. What it revealed, amongst other attributes, is that lots of practice - 10,000 hours worth - is a prerequisite. If you would like to read more, please read my latest blog post: Want to Improve Your Photography? Try Practicing for 10,000 Hours!.

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