Perhaps the best way to improve your photography skills is also the simplest. As one of my favorite photographers Jay Maisel says, “Carry the damn camera.” I don’t think more sound advice has been given.

Another great piece of advice is to look at other photography and art for inspiration.  On a recent trip to the Peabody Essex Museum for just that purpose, I carried my camera with me.  I’m glad I did.

NH PHotographer Peabody Essex Museum


Where have you been lately? Did you have your camera with you? The more you use it, the more you capture, the more refined your vision becomes. To borrow another line from Jay, it’s like “doing visual pushups”.  Happy shooting!