There is the concept of the “10,000 hour rule” that was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Outliers. The concept was this: it took most people at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become a master in their field. How long is 10,000 hours? If you practice for around 3 hours a day, that is about a decade. So as photographers, it will take us a decade of deliberate training of concentrated effort in our photography before we are able to master the fundamentals. It will take us at least a decade before we can build a solid foundation to become truly great photographers.
Ardfert Abbey, Ardfert, County Kerry