After two days of this experiment, I’m already noticing some changes to my approach. Mainly, I’m shooting on manual far more often than I had been previously. I find that when I’m not focusing on the subject of the photograph, I am more free to focus on the process. When I can concentrate on the lighting, the timing, the aperture and many other aspects of the picture – rather than focusing more directly on the object of the picture, I have an opportunity to improve my craft. Having a good subject for a picture is only part of the process – the craft aspects are important too – and this has helped so far.
Note: Yes – the pictures are online. No, they aren’t in my Picasa photo albums.