Posts Tagged ‘moment’

Photography As A Way Of Meditation?

Meditation means awareness. It could be an awareness of your breath or it could be an awareness of the sound of the train that you are riding on your way to work. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to your mind, you are meditating effectively. Anything you do with awareness [...]


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 [...]


“I’m Worried That I’ll MissThe Picture”

That’s something I hear often during my Introduction To Photography class.
Here’s the truth. I miss a lot of pictures for a lot of reasons and I think other photographers who are honest will say the same thing.
I’m not sure when this happened, but I’ve come to accept  that missing pictures is a part of being a [...]


When Using Your Flash

There are primarily two things to consider.

The light coming from your flash.
The light coming from whatever you are photographing(your subject).

The light coming from your flash is an illuminating or transmitting light source.
The light coming from your subject is a reflective light source and is being illuminated by by whatever transmitting light source is available at the [...]


A Favor

I’m trying to work with more private students through a website called TakeLessons.com.
If you’ve taken a class with me before, it doesn’t have to be a private lesson, could you please take a moment a write a review?
Here’s the linK: http://takelessons.com/profile/sam-d1#Reviews
Once you get to the page, just click on the “Write a Review” link
Thank you. [...]


Photojournalism – Student Comments

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Thank you for taking the Photojournalism class.
Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure the class is as effective as possible and help me to evaluate if I’m doing a good job as a teacher.
Thank you again for choosing to work [...]


Using Exposure Creatively – Student Comments

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Thank you for taking the Using Exposure Creatively photography class.
Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure the class is as effective as possible and help me to evaluate if I’m doing a good job as a teacher.
Thank you again for [...]


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 [...]


Monthly Fine Tuning – Student Comments

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Thank you for participating in the recent Open Photography Forum – Monthly Fine Tuning workshop
Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure the class is as effective as possible and help me to evaluate if I’m doing a good job as [...]


Drawing Inspiration – Willy Ronis

Drawing Inspiration – Willy Ronis

Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work.
“Most of my photographs were taken on the spur of the moment, very quickly, just as they occurred. All attention focuses on the specific instant, almost too [...]


Individual Instruction And Private Tutoring – Student Comments

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Flash Photography Basics – Student Comments

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Light And Color – Student Comments

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Customized Group Photography Classes – Student Comments

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Intermediate Photography – Student Comments

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Business Of Photography – Student Comments

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Lighting With Portable Flash – Student Comments

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Metering And Exposure – Student Comments

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Getting To Know Your Camera – Student Comments

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Introduction To Photography – Student Comments

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