Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
I donít think it is a question of genius, but practice. If you do something again and again and again you will get good at it and acquire skills you are not even aware of.
Yes. Those willing to put the time and practice into their craft and their art and its application, the way HCB did, can produce great work.

Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
Dont forget luck, you need lots of that too!
Actually no.

Above and below are the answers.

Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
And film, Lots of film.
Yep, too many people get stingy about film. The reality of its cost is a double edged sword. It provides both the incentive to use it well, because the supply/our budgets are limited, and the fear of loss, of wasting it.