You have to get wet if you want to learn to swim. I ran across a great statement by the commercial photographer Kirk Tuck: "You can't swim without a pool. You can't shoot without a camera. Don't leave it at home. The camera is like your shirt or your shoes. Take it everywhere you take your body. Then you'll be ready when the image you love arrives in front of you like a gift. Be gracious. Be ready to accept the gift."