Cameras, lenses and equipment. These are tools to help you make photographs.
Photography is not f-stops shutter speeds and ISO or other technical matters. These things help you to refine your composition.
Photography is not about equipment or technical mastery.
There are plenty of mundane photographs created with expensive equipment and by photographers who excel technically but fail [...]
Many people equate good photography with equipment. They’ll see a photographer with the newest, top “o” the line camera and lenses, and a bunch of other equipment and think that this photographer must be good photographer.
Being a good photographer is different than looking like one.
There are a lot photographers who have tons of gear but don’t know how to [...]
If you wanted to be a carpenter you’d have to learn the how to use the tools of the craft.
Hammer, saw, etc.
As a photographer the primary tool of your craft is your camera.
Your camera is a tool for recording light.
Although you use the same tool as every other photographer if you learn to use your [...]
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.
Is a tool, for recording light. Your camera is a machine.
Your mind is what you use to create your photograph. Your mind is used in the creative process.
If you use your camera in an automatic exposure mode you are relying on a machine instead of your mind for the creative process.
A machine is not creative.
If you have a good understanding of photography and understand how to use your camera you can photograph almost anything you want.
Low light photography, sports, portraits, landscapes, whatever.
It’s all about understanding your subject as light and using you camera as a light recording tool.
If you can use your camera in manual exposure mode, all the better.
Upcoming photography [...]
[ August 3, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. September 3, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. September 28, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. November 1, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. November 18, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Build on your understanding of basic photography, reinforce your application of photography fundamentals and increase your visual awareness and photographic compositional skills.
Have you been working your camera in manual exposure mode? Do you have an understanding of how to use aperture, shutter speed and exposure as basic compositional elements and feel that you’re ready to [...]