Posts Tagged ‘Introduction’

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 [...]


Washington DC Photography Classes – July 26 – August 16, 2014

Washington DC Photography Classes – July 26 – August 16, 2014
Upcoming Photography Classes In Washington DC. You can see a list of all upcoming courses in the right hand side bar of the Sam D’Amico Photography website. Scroll down a bit to view the list.

July 26, 2014:

Using Exposure Creatively (1:30 pm)

July 27, 2014:

Business Of Photography [...]


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 [...]


A Better Way Than Bracketing

Bracketing may be fine for static subjects, but if you are photographing things in flux, you’ve got one chance to get the right exposure.


Do You Own A Good Camera But Using It Badly?

If you own a camera that has a manual exposure mode option, but are using it in auto-exposure mode, you’re  not realizing the full potential of your camera or the full potential of you as a photographer.
Getting to know how to use your camera in manual mode opens the door to your full potential as a photographer.
Introduction [...]


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 [...]


Washington DC Photography Classes – July 8 – August 3, 2014

Washington DC Photography Classes – July 8 – August 3, 2014
Upcoming Photography Classes In Washington DC. You can see a list of all upcoming courses in the right hand side bar of the Sam D’Amico Photography website. Scroll down a bit to view the list.

July 8, 2014:

Getting To Know Your Camera (6:30 pm)

July 10, 2014:

Introduction [...]


What Were You Thinking?

I pose that question a lot to the participants during week four of the Introduction To Photography class that I teach in Washington DC.
Since photography is a thought process that involves decisions of exposure, metering, focusing, framing, etc I want to know the thought process that went into creating the photograph.
It’s good to hear that [...]


Now What?

You’ve taken an Introduction to Photography class to learn to use your camera and to learn the basics of photography.

You’ve learned to work your camera in manual exposure mode.
You understand how to control basic composition with your aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
You use your camera meter to evaluate your subject to get the exact exposure [...]


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 [...]


Washington DC Photography Classes – July 5 – July 27, 2014

Washington DC Photography Classes – July 5 – July 27, 2014
Upcoming Photography Classes In Washington DC. You can see a list of all upcoming courses in the right hand side bar of the Sam D’Amico Photography website. Scroll down a bit to view the list.

July 5, 2014:

Light And Color (10:00 am)

July 8, 2014:

Getting To Know [...]


Technically Excellent Failures

There are many technically excellent photographs that fail on a compositional level.
A photograph that exhibits technical mastery but doesn’t show creativity is an empty photograph.
Don’t discount technical skill. The more technical skill that you have the more creative you can be, but always remember that technical mastery serves creativity.
Introduction To Photography
Intermediate Photography
 


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 [...]


Washington DC Photography Classes – June 25 – July 26, 2014

Washington DC Photography Classes – June 25 – July 26, 2014
Upcoming Photography Classes In Washington DC. You can see a list of all upcoming courses in the right hand side bar of the Sam D’Amico Photography website. Scroll down a bit to view the list.

June 25, 2014:

Metering And Exposure (6:30 pm)

June 29, 2014:

Intermediate Photography (10:00 [...]


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 [...]


Washington DC Photography Classes – June 18 – July 12, 2014

Washington DC Photography Classes – June 18 – July 12, 2014
Upcoming Photography Classes In Washington DC. You can see a list of all upcoming courses in the right hand side bar of the Sam D’Amico Photography website. Scroll down a bit to view the list.

June 18, 2014:

Using Exposure Creatively (6:30 pm)

June 21, 2014:

Business Of Photography [...]


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 [...]


Washington DC Photography Classes – June 18 – July 12, 2014

Washington DC Photography Classes – June 18 – July 12, 2014
Upcoming Photography Classes In Washington DC. You can see a list of all upcoming courses in the right hand side bar of the Sam D’Amico Photography website. Scroll down a bit to view the list.

June 18, 2014:

Using Exposure Creatively (6:30 pm)

June 21, 2014:

Business Of Photography [...]


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 [...]


Washington DC Photography Classes – June 3 – July 15, 2014

Washington DC Photography Classes – June 3 – July 15, 2014
Upcoming Photography Classes In Washington DC. You can see a list of all upcoming courses in the right hand side bar of the Sam D’Amico Photography website. Scroll down a bit to view the list.

June 3, 2014:

Introduction To Photography (6:30 pm)

June 4, 2014:

Getting To Know [...]


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 [...]


Washington DC Photography Classes – June 1 – June 29, 2014

Washington DC Photography Classes – June 1 – June 29, 2014
Upcoming Photography Classes In Washington DC. You can see a list of all upcoming courses in the right hand side bar of the Sam D’Amico Photography website. Scroll down a bit to view the list.

June 1, 2014:

Lighting With Portable Flash (10:00 am)
Using Exposure Creatively (1:30 [...]


Technical Mastery

Technical mastery is not enough.
While you can fill your photograph with technical mastery and dazzle your audience with your technical skills, without your heart and personal vision your photograph will always be empty.
Remember, technique  serves creativity. You need both.
Introduction To Photography 
Intermediate Photography


Your Prescription For Better Photography

If I were to give you a prescription to improve your photography, and for you to improve as a photographer, here’s what it would be:

To make better pictures and to be a better photographer take at least one picture a day in fully manual exposure mode.
Take the recommended dose  at varying times of the day, in different locations and [...]