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Paul Deveaux
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Taps & Trucks with @NewGloryBrewery and Dapper Demand Hot Dog Stand. http://bit.ly/1CONtmw #FoodTrucks #SACRAMENTO #craftbeer 

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This is excellent analysis from Steve Blank. Nice to see that critical thought is not dead.

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Started reading this morning. Great stuff. If you are a small business owner, sole proprietor, or working on your side hustle you need to read this. Period. http://www.freshbooks.com/blog/2013/06/12/breakingthetimebarrier/

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Can any of you hardcore #Apple fanboys tell me what this is? I found it today cleaning out my garage. 
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More wisdom from Jon Acuff. 

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Deliberate Photography
I just read this great article from Noa Kageyama on lifehacker about deliberate practice. The crux of it is that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve mastery of a skill. Kageyama has a method for ensuring that your practice is deliberate and it is essentially the same as any problem solving methodology (DMAIC, 8D, PDCA, Boyd cycle, etc.). Kageyama comes at it from a musical perspective. I have attempted to  adjust his methodology specifically for photography: 

1. Define the problem (What does the image convey? What story am I telling? Is it the same as the vision I had in my head for this image? )
2. Analyze the problem (What is causing the image to tell the story it is telling? )
3. Identify potential solutions (What changes could be made to make the image communicate more of the image I had/have in my head? Do I need to change the subject (posing, position, perspective, etc), the environment (go indoors, outdoors, add/remove some elements, adjust the lighting, etc. , or the camera (lens, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.) .
4. Test potential solutions and select the most effective one (What tweaks work the best? which ones are available to me?) 
5. Implement the best solution (Reinforce the tweaks on subsequent shoots to make the changes permanent. 
6. Monitor implementation (Did the changes I made continue to produce the results that I am looking for? )

With that said what is assumed is that you already have a vocabulary to describe your vision. You also know enough about your technique to figure out what changes you can make to better achieve your vision. 

thoughts?

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One of my favorites from today's head shot session.
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