PPA's 12 Elements of a Merit Image #11: Technique
Technique is the posing, lighting, styling, editing and every other tool you use to come up with your final printed photograph. A teacher once told me it was necessary to learn all the photography rules, and then throw them away. This is where you technique and art become one and you begin to grow as an artist. Learn how to take that perfect portrait and then learn how to blur it beautifully. Most importantly, go out and explore and find your technique.