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: […]
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”.
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. Watch […]
Drawing Inspiration – Bruce Gilden 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.
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 […]
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 […]
If cameras took good pictures, wouldn’t they be good pictures all of the time?