Posts Tagged ‘application’

Introduction to Photography class starting – August 5 and August 16, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – August 5 and August 16, 2014
Learn to work your camera.

Learn basic photography.
Learn to make better photographs.

Introduction to Photography classes starts monthly.
Register now to reserve your place in the class.
By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and [...]


The Road To Creativity

The road to creativity can be be rough or smooth, think unpaved and paved.
If you were to get from point A to point B, an unpaved road would  provide a slow and uncertain journey while a smooth road would get you there faster and with confidence.
As a photographer, your pavement is the understanding and application of craft.
Understanding how [...]


Introduction to Photography class starting – August 5 and August 16, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – August 5 and August 16, 2014
Learn to work your camera.

Learn basic photography.
Learn to make better photographs.

Introduction to Photography classes starts monthly.
Register now to reserve your place in the class.
By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and [...]


Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014
Learn to work your camera.

Learn basic photography.
Learn to make better photographs.

Introduction to Photography classes starts monthly.
Register now to reserve your place in the class.
By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and [...]


Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014
Learn to work your camera.

Learn basic photography.
Learn to make better photographs.

Introduction to Photography classes starts monthly.
Register now to reserve your place in the class.
By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and [...]


Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014
Learn to work your camera.

Learn basic photography.
Learn to make better photographs.

Introduction to Photography classes starts monthly.
Register now to reserve your place in the class.
By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and [...]


Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014
Learn to work your camera.

Learn basic photography.
Learn to make better photographs.

Introduction to Photography classes starts monthly.
Register now to reserve your place in the class.
By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and [...]


Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – July 10 and July 12, 2014
Learn to work your camera.

Learn basic photography.
Learn to make better photographs.

Introduction to Photography classes starts monthly.
Register now to reserve your place in the class.
By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and [...]


Introduction to Photography class starting – June 3 and June 7, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – June 3 and June 7, 2014
Learn to work your camera.

Learn basic photography.
Learn to make better photographs.

Introduction to Photography classes starts monthly.
Register now to reserve your place in the class.
By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and [...]


Introduction to Photography class starting – June 3 and June 7, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – June 3 and June 7, 2014
Learn to work your camera.

Learn basic photography.
Learn to make better photographs.

Introduction to Photography classes starts monthly.
Register now to reserve your place in the class.
By working your camera in fully manual mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and [...]


Flash Photography And the Law

Did you know that there is a law that we should be aware of when we use our flash?

This law applies to ALL flashes; the pop up flash on your camera and the, usually more powerful, separate flash unit that works off of your hot-shoe.

If you don’t know about this law, it could seriously limit your ability to create a photograph.


When It Comes To Being A Better Photographer, What Are You Investing In?

Are you investing in equipment or are you investing in your understanding of craft?
You can increase you understanding of craft by learning to work your camera and by learning the all you can about photography. You can read books, you can take classes, you can do both.
Your equipment can only take you so far, it’s usefulness [...]


(In)Dependence

If you think that technology will help you be a better photographer then you’ve given control over your photography to the people that want to sell you equipment.
More megapixels, more features, more gadgets, more this, more that.
The people who want to sell you equipment want you to think that there’s always something more in the technology and gadget department to help [...]


Arts And Crafts

Art is vague because art is subjective and is in the eye of the beholder.
I think to identify oneself as an artist is equally vague.
Art involves subjective judgement.
Craft is distinct and identifiable.
You can, with clarity and certainty, identify yourself as a craftsperson.
Craft involves skillful application of technique.
If you are skillful in your craft you are more likely to produce work that someone may judge as art.
Don’t worry about [...]


Feeling And Certainty

As a photographer you should be aware of how you feel about what you are photographing and a certainty in your vision.
A feeling comes from an emotional reaction. Certainty in your vision comes from your ability to apply craft  to get the photograph that you want.
When you combine how you feel and certainty you produce [...]


To Be A Better Photographer, Concentrate On Your Weaknesses

The only way to be a better photographer is to identify and target your weaknesses.
If you only keep doing what you’re good at doing, that’s all you’ll ever be capable of doing.
No matter what level of photographer you are, you can always be a better photographer than you are now.
If you identify what  you have difficulty [...]


Why You Should Learn To Work Your Camera In Manual Exposure Mode

By working your camera in manual exposure mode…

 you’ll create thoughtfully composed photographs that will take your photography beyond point and shoot.
you’ll get a good understanding of the basics of photography.
you’ll become a better photographer
your pictures will come out the way you that yo want them.
you’ll rely on your mind, instead of a machine, to make [...]



Learn The Basics Of Photography

Sam D’Amico offers two  classes that will help you to learn the basics of photography and how to use your camera in manual exposure mode.
When you have an understanding of the basics of photography and you use your camera in manual exposure mode you use your mind, instead of a machine, to create photographs.
Introduction To [...]


Intermediate Photography

[ May 3, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. June 29, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. August 3, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. September 3, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Build on your understanding of basic photography, reinforce your application of photography fundamentals and increase your visual awareness and photographic compositional skills.
Have you been working your camera in manual exposure mode?  Do you have an understanding of  how to use aperture, shutter speed and exposure as basic compositional elements and feel that you’re  ready to [...]