Posts Tagged ‘DSLR’

Use The White Balance Settings On Your Camera To Make Better Photographs

While using the auto white balance settings is fine for making an average picture, learning to use the various white balance settings on your camera allows you to use color on a more creative level.


The “M” On Your Camera Mode Dial

A participant in the Introduction to Photography commented that the “M” on the mode dial on her DSLR no longer meant “mystery” to her.
Beyond what it really means, which is manual exposure mode, I hope it also means…

more fun…
more creativity…
marvelous pictures…
meaningful photographs…
mindful compositions…
etc…

Thank you Alicia.
Take the mystery out of the  using the “M” (manual exposure) mode [...]


How Long Will your Camera La$t?

Many people think that digital cameras have made photography less expensive than using film.
I’m not so sure about that.
I think that in terms of workflow digital capture is much easier. In terms of your wallet, much harder.
When you consider the expense of a digital camera, digital storage, backup, software, and computer hardware I think working in [...]


I’m Not Paying Attention To The Composition Of My Photograph

When we begin to learn about the craft of photography we may begin to think that that we are no longer paying attention to composition.
Instead of simply framing what we want  in our picture we’re now thinking about focusing, metering, exposure and more.
While attentively framing what we want in our photograph (content) is important, framing and the placement of content [...]


If You Want To Create Better Photographs, The First Step Is Getting To Know Your Camera

Modern cameras, especially a DSLR, can be confusing and intimidating to use because…
There are a lot of buttons and dials…
There is a boatload of information provided in the displays…
The manual can be confusing…
Cameras aren’t only cameras anymore, they are also computers…
You not only need to learn to work your “camera”…
You also need to learn [...]


Photography Classes Washington DC – About The Sam D’Amico Photography Classes

Thank you for considering me in your search for photography instruction.
It doesn’t matter whether you use a film or digital camera. The camera is a tool that you use to create photographs.
During your photography class with me you’ll learn to use your camera and you’ll learn the skills that you need to use your camera [...]


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?


Getting To Know Your Camera

[ June 4, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. June 7, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. June 8, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. July 8, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. July 12, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. July 16, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. August 3, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. August 7, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. August 16, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] By having a better understanding of how to use their camera, the participants in this class will be able to begin to rely more on their mind, instead of a machine, to make a photograph.