Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT reference material/equipment questions
From: Tarek Charara <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 09:04:55 +0100

>> [snip]
>>> Study art and photo collections.
>>> Henry
>> This is something that bears repeating. Technique books are great and one
>> can learn much from them, but one should also look at work by others, be it
>> in a museum, gallery or book. Learning to look at photographs with a
>> critical eye is extremely important, and can do much to improve one's own
>> work IMO.
>> Guy
> Further:
> Without technique there is no art.
> Both need to be worked at simultaneously.
> Henry

Also: You should know the techniques by heart, master them without thinking
(Sorta like the guys who can (re-)assemble a machinegun in 30 seconds,
blindfolded) so you can concentrate on "shooting"...