I posted this "BOOMerang" up on the 'Gram feed yesterday and hashtaged #marcelmauss (Marcel Mauss) who is an old legendary French anthropologist who was practicing in the early 1900's. He wrote and essay titled "Les Techniques Du Corps" or "Techniques of the Body." His work in the essay was to point towards how you could see cultural differences in how bodies move. In a favorite anecdote of mine, he writes of a massive production and logistical complication during WWI where in the trenches that constantly needed to be dug out, each of the armies, British and French, had their own specific shovel. I believe the English soldiers used a long handled round-point shovel and the French soldiers used a short, D-handled spade. But in battle, as the different platoons and battalions of soldiers would be rotated out of the trenches, so to did the shovels need to be replaced as the English soldiers bodies had not been trained and disciplined to the short D-handled spades as well as the French soldiers bodies were unfamiliar with the long handled round-points.
You can't buy technique. It only comes through tradition, training, and practice. If you want to see an expert, watch them use a shovel, a rake; watch them make a landscape plan or drawing. Beware of fancy tools, trucks, and computer produced images - costumes all of them.
Landscape designer and Proprietor of Buffalo Horticulture