Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Why Did You Do That?

All of these changes have a compositional outcome. If you are changing these things and not…


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 [...]


DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – August 3 And September 3, 2014

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – August 3 And September 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 [...]


Close Up Of A Big Black Dog Against A Dark Background

A close up of a large black dog blends into a dark background. The licenses that hang from the dogs neck can be seen glowing against the dog. Pullman, Washington. (Sam D'Amico)
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When It Comes To Improving YOUR Photography, MY Opinion Does Not Help

Getting an affirmation or criticism from someone who we may view as an authority is not going to help us to become better visual communicators, or find our own way as photographers.


What If?

What if…


Are You Taking Pictures Or Making Pictures?

The words we choose are important and they can change your mind when it comes to your 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 [...]


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

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – August 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 [...]


The C and O Canal and a wrought iron architectural detail in the Georgetown section of Washington DC

The C and O Canal and a wrought iron architectural detail in the Georgetown section of Washington DC


In Photography, There’s A Lot To Learn

In photography, theres a lot to learn.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a know-it-all.


Do Photography Critiques Help? It Depends.

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.


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 [...]


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

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – August 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 [...]


Pen Is To Writer As Camera Is To Photographer

Although we’re working with a camera, we’re using the camera to record light much like a writer uses a pen to record their words.


Rules And Photography

Everybody seems to look for rules that will make their photography easier and better.

While rules may make your picture making easier, I don’t think rules make your photography better or help you to be a better photographer.


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 [...]


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

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – August 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 [...]


Drawing Inspiration – Siegfried Hansen

Drawing Inspiration – Siegfried Hansen
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://www.street-photography-hamburg.siegfried-hansen.de/
Who are the photographers that inspire you?
Please leave your comments and replies below.


Don’t Believe Your Photography Teacher

Don’t believe what I, or any of your other teachers, tell you.


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 [...]


Good Cameras And Good Photographers

Are you more concerned about your equipment or more about your photography?
People don’t care about your camera, they care about your picture.
While you need a camera to make a photograph, you need to be a good photographer to make a good photograph.
Cameras don’t make good photographers or good pictures.
Good photographers can make a good picture with any camera.
Take A [...]


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 [...]