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Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 29, 2015

Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 29, 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.
 

March 1, 2015:

Intermediate Photography (10:00 am)

March 3, 2015:

Getting To Know Your […]


Drawing Inspiration – Jay Maisel

Drawing Inspiration – Jay Maisel
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.
If the light is great in front of you, you should turn around and see what it is doing behind you. – Jay Maisel
http://www.jaymaisel.com/
Who are the photographers […]


Your Work As A Photographer Really Begins When…

Your work as a photographer really begins when your preoccupation with the camera ends and your observation and study of light is your primary interest.
Intermediate Photography


Photography Is Hard Because It Is Easy

Photography is probably the easiest medium in which anyone can be competent.
Anyone can be a marginally capable photographer and produce a decent photograph.
The hard part of photography is developing a personal vision that is idiosyncratic.
The hard part of photography is separating yourself visually from the rest of the photographers who are making decent photographs.
Your photography has to become more than decent and has […]


Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 14, 2015

Washington DC Photography Classes – March 1 – March 14, 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.
 

March 1, 2015:

Intermediate Photography (10:00 am)

March 3, 2015:

Getting To Know Your […]


Drawing Inspiration-Robert Doisneau

Drawing Inspiration-Robert Doisneau
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 marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” – Robert Doisneau – “The Encyclopedia of Photography” […]


Don’t Over Do It

A new technique that becomes popular among photographers tends to become an overdone fad.
Just because you know how to use a technique doesn’t mean you have to use it all of the time. If you do, then the technique defines you as a photographer. You get to be known as the photographer who uses such and such technique.
If […]


Drawing Inspiration-Nan Goldin

Drawing Inspiration-Nan Goldin
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.
“A lot of people seem to think that art or photography is about the way things look, or the surface of things. That’s not what it’s about for me. […]


Drawing Inspiration-Connie Imboden

Drawing Inspiration-Connie Imboden
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 couldn’t find a quote, but here she is in a video where she talks about her process.
http://connieimboden.com/
Who are the photographers that inspire you?
Please leave your comments and replies […]


Camera Centric Vs. Light Centric

When you start to learn photography you also start to learn how to work your camera.
You get caught up in learning how to use your camera to create a photograph.
You pay attention to camera operation and equipment
At this point you are camera centric.
While it’s important be camera centric for a period of time, there comes a time when being camera centric […]


A Classroom Discussion Between Two Photographers

While we were waiting for class to start the other night I heard two photographers discussing the differences in two cameras that are currently on the market. They both knew their stuff regarding equipment and both were considering upgrading their cameras.
I heard words like megapixels, low-pass filter, frame rate and other techno-speak during the discussion.
Not […]


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.


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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The Tools Of The Craft

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 […]


A Brief Conversation On Facebook

A student posted on Facebook that Amazon was picking up her book.
Me- Congratulations. Your work paid off.
Student- Thank you Sam…your class opened my eyes to what my camera was capable of!
Me- You’ve got it wrong. It’s what you are capable of doing through your camera.
Student – Your right…I forget I’m the one who tells the camera…what […]


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 […]


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 […]


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….


Drawing Inspiration – Stephanie Van Leeuwen

Drawing Inspiration – Stephanie Van Leeuwen
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me.
I’ve included a link to their work.
http://www.stephanievanleeuwen.com
Who are the photographers that inspire you?
Please leave your comments and replies below.


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, […]


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