Posts Tagged ‘work’

Drawing Inspiration – Carl Corey

Drawing Inspiration – Carl Corey
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://ecbiz147.inmotionhosting.com/~carlco6/
Who are the photographers that inspire you?
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Light

It’s what you really work with. Your camera records light. Without light you have nothing to photograph. As a photographer, you use your camera to record light.
As a photographer you should begin to see everything as a light source.
To be  more specific you should learn to observe light sources that illuminate, or transmit light, and light sources that reflect [...]


The Craft Of Photography Is Product Neutral

Photography is a craft. Your camera is a product.
You use the product to work in the craft.
While it’s important to learn how to use your camera it’s more important to learn craft.
You can apply craft to any camera that you use once you learn how the camera does what you need it to do. This [...]


Drawing Inspiration – Massimiliano Caria

Drawing Inspiration – Massimiliano Caria
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://www.massimilianocaria.com/
Who are the photographers that inspire you?
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Taking Versus Making

When you work your camera in an automatic exposure mode you are taking  pictures.
In an automatic exposure mode your camera picks an aperture, a shutter speed and an ISO for you, so you TAKE what  you get as a photograph.
When you work your camera in fully manual exposure mode you are making  pictures.
In fully manual [...]


Drawing Inspiration – Wolfgang Zurborn

Drawing Inspiration – Wolfgang Zurborn
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://www.wolfgangzurborn.de
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Drawing Inspiration – Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Drawing Inspiration – Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://www.hadjiaslanis.com
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It’s Impossible

It’s impossible  for any of us to be the one and only best photographer in the world.
Lee Friedlander, Helen Levitt, Harry Callahan, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier Bresson, Duane Michaels, Robert Frank, Amy Arbus; these are  some of the best  photographers in the world, but none of them are THE best.
What they are the best at is [...]


How Does A Camera Work?

Your camera primarily does three things to create a photograph
Your camera focuses light (This is really done with your lens).
Your camera measures light.
Your camera exposes light sensitive material to light.
That’s it!!
If you’ve been working your camera in an automatic exposure mode your camera has been doing these things for you.
If you want to create photographs that are [...]


How To Use The Owners Manual To Your Camera Effectively

In order to become an effective and efficient photographer not only do you need to learn photography, you need to learn how your camera (the tool that you use to make photographs) works.
In order to learn how to work your camera, you’ll need to use the owners manual that came with your camera. [...]


Drawing Inspiration – António Júlio Duarte

Drawing Inspiration – António Júlio Duarte
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://www.antoniojulioduarte.pt
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Drawing Inspiration – Irina Popova

Drawing Inspiration – Irina Popova
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://irinapopova.photoshelter.com
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What Are You Really Photographing?

Whether you are photograph people, landscapes, still lifes, or whatever else,  you are photographing light.
Everything you see is a source of  light.
The  source of light is either an illuminating light source or a reflecting light source.
It’s important to pay attention to an illuminating light source because a reflective light source  can not be seen without [...]


Drawing Inspiration – Johnny Savage

Drawing Inspiration – Johnny Savage
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://www.johnnysavage.com
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The Three Things You Mainly Do With Your Camera To Create A Photograph

As a photographer I think that  there are three things that you mainly do with your camera to create a photograph.
You focus light (focusing), you measure light (metering) and you let a specific amount of light fall onto light  sensitive  material (making an exposure).
If you’ve been working your camera in an automatic mode your camera has been doing all [...]


Learn To Use Your Flash And Become A More Versatile Photographer

There’s no doubt about it. When I learned to use my flash unit thoughtfully and effectively as a compositional element in my pictures, I became a more versatile photographer and was able to confidently produce a wider range of work.
Learning how to use my flash not only added another skill to my craft as a photographer it also [...]


Drawing Inspiration – Dorin Goian

Drawing Inspiration – Dorin Goian
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://www.doringoian.com
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Am I A Stupid Or A Lazy Photographer?

I tried learning all I could about Photoshop. What I learned is that I don’t want to learn it. Too much with the curves and channels and layers and masks. For me, there’s too much to learn and I find it difficult.
Am I stupid or lazy?
Call me stupid for thinking this but, I don’t think any of [...]


“I Want My Pictures To Look Like The Way Things Really Are”

If you were  in one of my photography classes and, while we were reviewing your work, you were to state that “I want my pictures to look like the way things really are”, I would ask “the way things really are to who?”
My question is meant to spur a conversation about seeing and perception.
While we may [...]


Drawing Inspiration – Nicolo

Drawing Inspiration – Nicolo
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://www.photonicolo.com/
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No One Else Can Make You A Photographer

Learn on your own or learn from a good teacher.

A good teacher acts as a guide who will give you useful information and encourage you to apply that information to your own work, in your own way, so you can travel on your own unique path as a photographer.


Drawing Inspiration – Spike Johnson

Drawing Inspiration – Spike Johnson
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://spike.photoshelter.com
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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.


Unoriginal And Lazy

If you made a copy of the Mona Lisa and added a mustache to it would you consider what you created a new piece of art?
Welcome to the world of appropriation art.
I’m happy that  appropriation artists are being sued by the creators of the original art.
Shepard Fairey and Richard Prince are a couple of the better known appropriation artists.
On a [...]