Posts Tagged ‘course’

Do You Think Your Camera Takes Good Pictures?

If cameras took good pictures, wouldn’t they be good pictures all of the time?


The Potential Of The Camera

Most students who register for a basic photography course say that they want to realize the full potential of their  camera.
Id’ rather have you realize your full potential as a photographer.
Take a basic photography class with Sam


Are You Ready For The Darkroom?

My personal experience in learning photography has led me to believe that, before you venture into the darkroom, it makes more sense to learn the basics of photography first so you could produce properly exposed negatives. Without properly exposed negatives you’ve got nothing, to work with in the darkroom.


Do You Really Need A Digital Photography Class?

If you learn the basics of photography, it doesn’t matter what type of camera you use. Film or digital, Nikon or Canon, as a photographer who has a good understanding of the basics photography, you’ll be able to create photographs with whatever camera is in your hands.


What Does A Good Photographer Really Need?

Of course, you need a camera. You also need…


Finding Inspiration In The Ordinary

Not feeling inspired by the ordinary?
We tend to overlook the ordinary in search for  something extraordinary.
If you take a moment and look closer at the ordinary you will see something extraordinary.
When you see something extraordinary in the ordinary, photograph it.
The top of a traffic cone, a fork in a plate, a lightbulb in a lamp shade.
Try this with anything, it [...]


Photography Classes, Courses And Lessons – What’s The Difference?

What’s the difference between a photography class, a photography course and a photography lesson?
In my mind, as a teacher, a class is instruction based on a specific topic or goal. For example the Introduction To Photography class that I offer is intended to teach the participants how to work their camera while learning the basics [...]


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 [...]


Are You Seeing In Color?

Are You Seeing Color? Of course you are, color is everywhere. But, as a photographer, are you “really” seeing color and using it effectively as a compositional element in your work?
Used thoughtlessly color can get in the way of our photograph…read more


Business Of Photography – Update On AFP v. Morel – More Than $120,000,000 Is On The Line

This case has been going on since 2010 and is a clear demonstration why you should NEVER post any images to any social media sites.
Of course I’m rooting for Morel.
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2171412/usd120-stake-afp-morel
Take A Business Of Photography Class To Learn About How To Get Your  Work Out There Safely


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 [...]


Light And Color

[ November 30, -0001; 12:00 am; April 5, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. July 5, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. September 7, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Are You Seeing Color? Of course you are, color is everywhere. But, as a photographer, are you “really” seeing color and using it effectively as a compositional element in your work?


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about upcoming photography classes? The answers may already be here. If the answer to you question can not be found, please use the reply area on the bottom of the page to ask any questions that you may have.


Questions To Ask Before You Invest In A Photography Class

Of course I hope that you’ll decide to explore your interest in photography by registering for my classes, however, I realize that there are a lot of choices available.

In order to help you make a more informed decision based on your particular needs, please take a moment to read through the following questions before you register for any workshop.

I hope the questions will assist you in selecting the right person or organization to work with.


New York Times Writer Decorates Her Apartment With Pictures From Flickr. Thinks “I’m in the clear”.

If I pass  a store  and it has an outdoor  display on the sidewalk, I could take  whatever  is out there,  right?  After all, the display is on a public  sidewalk, so whatever is in public  and easy to take, is anyone’s property,  yes?
Of  course not.  Just  because something  is in public and easy to [...]


My Basic Flash Equipment

Many people who are interested in the Lighting With Portable Flash Workshop, who have yet to invest in a separate flash unit, ask me for advice on purchasing a flash.


Get In Crash Position

It’s going to happen.

It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

Your computer, and any other hard drive or storage media that you use is going to fail. Yup, it’s going to happen.