In continuation from the previous post, another way to improve your photography and also instill a sense of presence is to photograph without a camera. How many hours do we spend in cars, waiting in line, waiting for appointments, etc. Instead of letting your mind wander and fusing with thoughts from the past or anxiety regarding the future, use the time to pay attention to the world, select subjects, decide on lens selection, framing, composition, F-Stop, shutter speed, etc. In other words, previsualize your print. Working without a meter is not as difficult as it sounds, but merely requires practice. Edward Weston never owned one. His famous still life of the pepper in a bowl was minutes long in exposure. As this way of seeing increases in frequency, so does the number of subjects that you find interesting and opportunities to try new things.
Headed for an emergency ENT consult tomorrow in Rhinelander, as since my tympanic membrane in my right ear ruptured on Monday, a host of issues have developed, not the least of which is my greatly impacted ability to hear. When you do psychotherapy for a living, your ears are a necessity.
"Et tu. Brute?"
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar