Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Introduction to Photography class starting – May 3 and May 7, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – May 3 and May 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 [...]


DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – May 3, 2014

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – May 3, 2014

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 [...]


Should You Get A Better Lens?

If you’ve got the best lens in the world – whatever that means – and you make a weak picture, you’ve got a weak picture.
If you’ve got the worst lens in the world – whatever that means – and you make a strong picture, you’ve got a strong picture.
The point of the matter is that [...]


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 class starting – May 3 and May 7, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – May 3 and May 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 [...]


DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – May 3, 2014

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – May 3, 2014

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 [...]


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….


Why Using You Camera In Manual Exposure Mode Is Important

During my Introduction to photography classes, in Washington DC,  one of the first things I ask students to do is, introduce themselves, talk about their  background  in photography talk about what they’d like to get out of  the class.
Inevitably most, if  not all, of  the class wants to learn how to “make better pictures”. That’s [...]


Introduction to Photography class starting – April 3 and April 5, 2014

Introduction to Photography class starting – April 3 and April 5, 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 [...]


Business Of Photography – Should You Work For Free?

My answer is no, you shouldn’t. However, it’s ultimately up to you to decide.
Here’s something to help you make that decision.
Learn About The Business Of Photography –  Take A Business Of Photography Class
 


Photography – Science, Craft, And Art

Photography combines part science, part craft and part art. You don’t need to know…


What Does A Good Photographer Really Need?

Of course, you need a camera. You also need…


Some Important Information About Your Payment To Sam DAmico

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DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – April 1, 2014

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – April 1, 2014

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 [...]


Cameras And Photographers Are Everywhere

A camera used to be something that you had to buy as a distinct item and was intended to be used by a photographer.
Now you get a camera when you buy a cell or smart phone.
Since most everyone has a cell-smart phone, everyone has a camera and if  everyone uses the  camera on their phone, then [...]


Your Mind Is Like A Camera

Your mind is constantly absorbing everything you see.
A camera is a way to record how you see.
If you use a camera to record how you see, and not simply what you see, your photographs will be unique..
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Can You Imagine…

A world without photography?
I can and it ain’t a pretty picture.
Please keep making your photographs.
Without you and your pictures our experience of this world would be diminished.


Can I…

get a print of your picture?
use your picture on my website?
get you to take pictures of (fill in whatever words work for you)?
If you’ve been asked similar questions then these are hints that you can probably earn some money with your photography.
Beyond having pictures that people want to use, make sure that you become familiar with [...]


How To Judge Yourself As A Photographer

See.
Feel.
Make a photograph.
Does your photograph show HOW you see or WHAT you see?
If your photograph shows WHAT you see you’ve successfully made a photograph.
If your photograph shows HOW you see you’ve successfully made a photograph that no one else could have made.
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Simplicity In Photography

Simplify your photography.
If you take the time to pay attention and visually simplify what you put in your viewfinder and simplify your process when creating photographs, your work will improve immensely.
The only things that belong in your photograph are what you consider to be the most important things, the only thing that you should include in your process [...]


You Can’t Automatically Create Good Photographs

This quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson resonates with me.
I hope that we don’t ever see the day when ready-made photo system, which guarantees good photographic compostions in advance, go on the market. -Henri Cartier-Bresson - ”American Photo”, September/October 1997, page: 76
Unfortunately, I think that’s what many cameras have attempted to become today.
Auto-exposure, auto-focus, face-detection the list of auto features [...]


Business Of Photography – For Love Or Money

Why not both?
If you want to make money being a professional photographer you’ve got to make your photography a business.
It’s your love for photography that makes you a good photographer.
But do you love photography enough to make it a business?
Amateur photographers say that they love photography too much to make it a business. I think that photographers who say [...]


Looking For Someone To Approve Of Your Photography?

Look no further than yourself.
The only thing you can depend on is your approval of your work.
You can’t depend on other people approving of your work.
Your approval comes first.
Approval from others is extra.
If you’re looking for approval from others, you’ll never find your own way as a photographer.
Find your own way as a photographer..


The Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself As A Photographer Is…

“What do I think of my work?”
Answer it truthfully.
Your photography depends on it.
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