Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Are You Ready For The Darkroom?

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.


Introduction to Photography classes starting – February 4 and 7, 2015

Introduction to Photography classes starting – February 4 and 7, 2015
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 will […]


DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – February 7, 2015

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – February 7, 2015.

Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques…
Learn new skills and techniques…
Understand and observe light…
Be more precise in the creation of your photograph…
Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature…
Learn about basic flash photography…
Learn the basics of color photography…
Create thoughtfully composed photographs […]


Drawing Inspiration-Duane Michals

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.“The best part of us is not what we see, it’s what we feel. We are what we feel. We are not what we look at . . .. We’re...

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Do You Need A Better Camera?

A recent e-mail exchange between a student who is thinking about getting a new camera and myself.
Me: Just out of curiosity, what type of camera are you using?
Student: Canon Rebel xti.  Need to get a better camera. Any recommendations?
Me: Why do you think you need a better camera?
Student: To take better photographs? However, it’s on the bottom of the […]


Introduction to Photography classes starting – February 4 and 7, 2015

Introduction to Photography classes starting – February 4 and 7, 2015
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 will […]


DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – February 7, 2015

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – February 7, 2015.

Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques…
Learn new skills and techniques…
Understand and observe light…
Be more precise in the creation of your photograph…
Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature…
Learn about basic flash photography…
Learn the basics of color photography…
Create thoughtfully composed photographs […]


Drawing Inspiration-Stephen Shore

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.
I discovered that this camera was the technical means in photography of communicating what the world looks like in a state of heightened awareness. And it’s that awareness of really looking […]


Do You Really Need A Digital Photography Class?

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.


The Cost Of Opportunity

“Opportunities” for photographers abound.
The thing to consider is the cost of that opportunity.
If the opportunity offers you no money to cover your expenses or time, then the cost of your opportunity is the wear and tear on your equipment, the cost of your expenses to get the work done and your time.
The cost of your expenses to get the work done […]


Introduction to Photography classes starting – February 4 and 7, 2015

Introduction to Photography classes starting – February 4 and 7, 2015
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 will […]


DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – February 7, 2015

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – February 7, 2015.

Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques…
Learn new skills and techniques…
Understand and observe light…
Be more precise in the creation of your photograph…
Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature…
Learn about basic flash photography…
Learn the basics of color photography…
Create thoughtfully composed photographs […]


Washington DC Photography Classes – January 17 – January 31, 2015

Washington DC Photography Classes – January 17 – January 31, 2015
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.

January 17, 2015:

Business Of Photography (1:30 pm)

January 20, 2015:

Light And Color […]


Drawing Inspiration-Harry Callahan

Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
http://www.mocp.org/collections/permanent/callahan_harry.php
http://masters-of-photography.com/C/callahan/callahan.html
Who are the photographers that inspire you?
Please leave your comments and replies below.


Choosing And Accepting

Someone stated, during a recent class that I was teaching, that a teacher from another class wondered why anyone would want to work their camera in manual exposure mode rather than an automatic exposure mode.
Good question.
In photography, you can choose the outcome of your composition by working your camera in fully manual exposure mode or […]


Basically, Your Flash…

Adds light to your photograph…
Reduces contrast…
Appears to freeze motion…
Is a light sources that can be mixed with available light in different proportions…
Can be made brighter or darker….
Will help you to be  a more versatile photographer…
Learn how to use your flash to make better pictures.
 


The Best Time Of Day To Make A Photograph

Some photographers say that there are certain times of day when it is best to make pictures because the light is better.
I’ll agree that the characteristics of light changes thorough out the day but I think that anytime of day is the best time to make  a picture. I think that no time of day provides better or worse light – just different light.
All types of […]


Business Of Photography – You Are The Creator

What you create is intellectual property. This intellectual property is yours and you can make money with it. Intellectual property is the heart of your business as a photographer. If you want to learn more about the business of photography….


Introduction to Photography classes starting – January 8 and 10, 2015

Introduction to Photography classes starting – January 8 and 10, 2015
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 will […]


DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – January 7, 2015

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – January 7, 2015.

Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques…
Learn new skills and techniques…
Understand and observe light…
Be more precise in the creation of your photograph…
Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature…
Learn about basic flash photography…
Learn the basics of color photography…
Create thoughtfully composed photographs […]


American Bison In A Wallow, Yellowstone National Park

An American Bison rests on the ground in a wallow, Yellowstone National Park. At one time bison roamed across much of North America and their numbers were estimated to be 20-30 million. In the 1870s the bison population was reduced during a mass slaughter which reduced the population to 10,91 in 1889. Today the bison […]


Business Of Photography – Pro-crastination

Many amateur photographers want  their hobby to be a profession. Whether on a part time or a full time basis,  to the photographer who has not gone pro yet, there seems to be nothing better than doing something you love for money. They’re absolutely right.
Let’s get down to business then.
Beyond being proficient in the craft of photography, which many amateurs already are, […]


Introduction to Photography classes starting – January 8 and 10, 2015

Introduction to Photography classes starting – January 8 and 10, 2015
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 will […]


DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – January 7, 2015

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – January 7, 2015.

Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques…
Learn new skills and techniques…
Understand and observe light…
Be more precise in the creation of your photograph…
Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature…
Learn about basic flash photography…
Learn the basics of color photography…
Create thoughtfully composed photographs […]


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