Personally I think that the photography world is filled with too many blog posts that explain “how to”. Yes a how to is an important part of learning your camera, developing, your software and using gear, but shouldn’t there be more.

Why should I use a softbox over my strobe? Why would a reflector help my natural light photograph?

The answers you know are still really technical, what I find is missing is an explanation of why a photographer would do a certain technique. What emotion were they trying to elicit, what was the intent of capturing the photo.

Knowing the “how to” is a vitally important part of your work especially when you are starting out, but once you get to a certain point the focus should be shifting to the “why”. Before pressing the shutter you should know why you took a photo, why you composed it in a certain fashion, and what it made you feel.