If cameras took good pictures, wouldn’t they be good pictures all of the time?
In the dictionary, some of the words that are used to define rules are:
What is possible or allowable.
Control or dominion.
Normal or customary.
In the dictionary, some of the words that are used to define elements are:
The primary or fundamental parts of something.
To me, the words used to describe rules are restrictive, limited and will lead to pictures that are ordinary while the words used to [...]
You must look at your own photographs with a cool, critical eye and if the person giving the critique is more interested in your photography than their own, then you’ll leave with useful information on how to improve your photography.
Have you ever photographed someone in front of a sunrise, sunset or window and the person you’re photographing comes out dark?
The issue is that the person you are photographing is much darker than the brighter area in back of them.
You should base your exposure on the bright area, this is best done working in manual exposure mode in [...]
Many artists want nothing to do with business. They feel that business may lessen their work as artists, make them “sell out”, do work that is unfulfilling, etc.
Many business people want nothing to do with art. They feel that art doesn’t pay, life as an artistis unpredictable, art is unstructured, etc.
The business person in us [...]
When I judged a themed photography contest, titled “A Different Point Of View”, I felt that I may have fell short of some expectations.
I have my idea of what “A Different Point Of View” means and the people that I disappointed have a different point of view of what “A Different Point Of View” means.
There are always at least two people in a photograph.
The first person is the photographer who created the photograph.
The second person is the person viewing the photograph.
As the photographer creating the photograph, it’s up to you to effectively visually communicate whatever you were experiencing that made you want to make the photograph in the first place. That’s how [...]
There’s an old joke that goes like this:
An aspiring musician arrives in New York via Penn Station.
The musician walks out of the station carrying their instrument and asks someone, “How do you get to Carnegie hall?”
The person answers the musician, “Practice.”
How do you become a better photographer?
Take a photography class with Sam
A countdown pedestrian signal displays the walking person symbol and the number 59. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the pedestrian countdown signal appears to be an effective and low cost way to increase safe pedestrian behavior.The walking person symbol means that it is safe to walk while the number 59 represents the number of [...]
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.
Photographers who are beginning their careers feel that they must work for low pay or no pay to prove themselves. As photographers we prove ourselves with our work. The only thing we prove by working for little or no pay is that we will work for little or no pay.
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.
Not only have the reporters lost their credibility, but they news organizations that these reporters appear on have lost credibility too.
Private photography lessons and tutoring based on your specific goals.
Tutoring is available in Washington DC or can be done online.