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The Relationship Between Metering And Exposure

If your picture is too light, you’ve overexposed it. Overexposure means…


Rescheduling Fee Payment Area

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Your registration and payment can be used only  for the specific date(s)/class for which you have registered.  If you do not attend the class that you are registered to attend and would like to reschedule to another date, a $35.00 re-scheduling fee will be applied. This does [...]


Brightly painted buildings, Seattle, Washington

The exteriors of buildings with windows and brightly painted walls, the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington. (Sam D’Amico)
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About The Question and Answer Forums

The question and answer forums are avaialble to photographers in the following ways:
1. While they participating in a class offered by Sam D’Amico in the Washington DC area.
2. Via paid access to the Online Photography Class Tutorials on the Sam D’Amico Photography website.


Camera Metering Patterns

In order to meter effectively, and to get the tonality and visual information that we want in our images, It’s important to understand how our camera metering patterns work.


Lenses and Digital Camera Sensors

When it comes to digital camera sensors and the lens you put on your camera there are different scenarios that are possible and those different scenarios have different visual outcomes.

As a photographer you can use these outcomes as part of your composition.


Intermediate Photography Question And Answer Forum

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Photojournalism Question And Answer Forum

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About The Online Photography Class Tutorials

The online photography class tutorials can be used as a class supplement by students currently taking a class in the Washington DC area with Sam D’Amico or can be used by anyone as a way to help them be a better photographer.
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Lighting With Portable Flash Question And Answer Forum

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Do You Use Your Camera Meter Thoughtfully?

Our meter allows us evaluate what we’re photographing, while our chosen exposure based on our metering allows us to get the visual information that we want in our picture.


Rules And Photography

Everybody seems to look for rules that will make their photography easier and better.

While rules may make your picture making easier, I don’t think rules make your photography better or help you to be a better photographer.


Sunrises, Sunsets, Windows And Adding Light

Have you ever photographed someone in front of a sunrise, sunset or window and the person you’re photographing comes out dark?
The issue is that the person you are photographing is much darker than the brighter area in back of them.
You should base your exposure on the bright area, this is best done working in manual exposure mode in [...]


Do You Know How To Meter?

You use your camera meter to evaluate the intensity, or brightness, of light.
You meter is located in your camera and chances are good that you have few metering patterns, or modes, to choose from.
Your metering mode has an area of influence that drives your exposure.
You meter is an evaluation tool while your exposure is used [...]


How To Find The Best Place To Learn Photography In The Washington DC Area

There are a lot of places the teach photography in the Washington DC area, but remember, what makes the place worth going to is the quality of instruction that you’ll get.
It’s not so much about the place, it’s more about the teachers in the place.
Different teachers have different ways of teaching.
You should work with a [...]


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 [...]


About Being A Better Photographer

Photography Tips From A Photography Teacher That Are Intended To Help You To Be A Better Photographer
Being a Better Photographer is an area of the Sam D’Amico Photography website.
The content of Being A Better Photographer mainly consists of short posts inspired by conversations during his photography classes. The posts are intended to get you thinking [...]


Questions And Answers

You’ve got photography related  questions, I’ll do my best to give you an answer.
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Sensor Cleaning
Copyrighting Published Work/File Naming
 Lens Suggestions
Places For Camera Repair
Stock Photography As A Side Business
Camera For Street Photography


After Class Comments

After Class Comments
Comments made by participants in my Washington DC area photography classes and my replies to them. The comments are provided so you can read what participants thought about an upcoming, scheduled class. You can see all upcoming classes in the right hand side bar of this page.
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Commuters Wearing Headphones, Riding The Red Line Metro Train, Washington DC.

Commuters wearing headphones riding the Red Line Metro train, Washington DC. The train is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) public transportation system which serves the Washington, DC region. (Sam D'Amico)
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Adams Morgan Building Details At Night, Washington DC

Details of segments of different buildings, including part of the mural on Madam's Organ Blues Bar And Soul Food Restaurant, illuminated by a variety of artificial lights at night, 2400 block of 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan, Washington DC. Located in the Northwest quadrant of the District of Columbia, the name Adams Morgan was not [...]


Individual Instruction And Private Tutoring – Student Comments

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