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.
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.
Of course, you need a camera. You also need…
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 […]
If cameras took good pictures, wouldn’t they be good pictures all of the time?
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
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 […]
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 you want them.
you’ll rely on your mind, instead of a machine, to make […]
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
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.
Take A Business Of Photography Class To Learn About How To Get Your Work Out There Safely
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 […]
[ July 5, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. September 7, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. January 19, 2015; 6:30 pm to 9:30 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?
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.