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Focusing Something In Your Photograph And Focusing Your Attention

During the Introduction Photography class we talk about three things that we often do as photographers with our cameras to create a photograph. Metering: Using a light meter in our camera to measure the brightness of light. Making An Exposure: Controlling the amount of light that we allow to fall onto light sensitive material. Focusing: […]


Looking For Your Photographic “Style” ?


Photographic Composition – Thinking about creativity? Maybe that’s not such a good idea.

I have made what I think are truly unique pictures and I’ve made pictures that are mundane and common.

When I examine the experience of making photographs that I consider unique,the best way I can describe that experience is in the following manner:

When I examine the experience of making photographs that I consider unique,the best way I can describe that experience is in the following manner: I seem to lose track of time, my mind is calm/there is no distracting self-questioning of my decisions and I seem to have a heightened/precise awareness. Some refer to this state as working in a “flow” or with “no-mind”.


Drawing Inspiration – David La Spina

Drawing Inspiration – David La Spina 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 Exposure Mode Dial On Your Camera


When You Make A Picture


It’s Impossible


You Get What You Give


How Does A Camera Work?


Drawing Inspiration – Ángel Franco

Drawing Inspiration – Ángel Franco 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.


Change Your Mind And Become A Nimble Photographer


Make The Photograph Anyway


Are You Ready For The Darkroom?

I was asked  about why I don’t offer darkroom skills, and/or photo editing software, instruction as a part of my workshops. If the topic of photo-editing software or darkroom work comes up, we’ll discuss it, but it is not a main topic. I think that you can consider photo-editing software a digital darkroom.  Whatever I’ve […]


Do You Think Your Camera Takes Good Pictures?

If cameras took good pictures, wouldn’t they be good pictures all of the time?


After Basic Photography – What You Made Versus How You Made It

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You’ve got to be vetted to take any classes that are after the basic classes that I offer. The Basics —> https://samdamico.com/sam-damico-photography-classes-registration-area/#!/The-Basics/c/11332112/offset=0&sort=normal After The Basics —> https://samdamico.com/sam-damico-photography-classes-registration-area/#!/After-The-Basics/c/11675443/offset=0&sort=normal The vetting process is important to make sure that everyone in the class is at the same level of understanding. There’s nothing worse, from my perspective as a […]


Drawing Inspiration – Mitch Epstein

Drawing Inspiration – Mitch Epstein 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.


Reminds Me Of Digital Camera Technology

Reminds Me Of Digital Camera Technology


Compositional Attitudes


What Should We Pay to Improve Our Photography?

What do we need to pay to create GOOD photographs and yet cost us nothing out of our pockets?


What Are You Really Photographing?


Photographic Composition: Rules Versus Elements


Drawing Inspiration – Zoe Strauss

Drawing Inspiration – Zoe Strauss 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.


Why You Should Learn To Work Your Camera In Manual Exposure Mode


Your Photography, It’s All About You.


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