Category: Composition

Posts concerning photographic composition

Exposure, ISO And Tonality

Making an exposure is something we do with our camera. An exposure is a recording of light onto light sensitive material. Light sensitive material can be film, a digital sensor or even the photographic paper that is used for making

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Fast Food Or A Well Prepared Meal

While fast food may fill the void in our belly quickly, a well prepared meal on the other hand, especially one prepared by a thoughtful cook who is engaged in the detailed process of preparing the meal, will take more

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Improving Our Lighting

In my mind lighting is something that’s being done. It’s an activity/process that photographers can engage in. Light is something that stimulates our sight and makes things visible. Before we can improve our lighting, we need to understand light. That

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It Ain’t Interesting.

During a recent meeting of an Introduction To Photography class, a participant mentioned that they didn’t do their homework because they didn’t have time to got to “an interesting” place to make pictures. Are places inherently interesting? For that matter,

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Creativity. We Got It Or We Don’t.

I don’t buy that bs. If we buy into that we diminish ourselves. We’re all creative, we just express our creativity in different ways. We all “got it”. We just need to cultivate our creativity with study and practice. It’s

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When Words Ain’t Enough…

I use a camera. Study And Practice Photography With Sam

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Now We See It Now We Don’t

Ya’ ever see something and you think that what you’re seeing would make a great photograph but what you see is so fleeting that you don’t have time to take out your camera to make the photograph? Yup, me too.

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The Speed Of Light

I ain’t no Einstein. In terms of my smarts, I’m probably closer to Frankenstein. While physicists discuss the speed of light, as a photographer I’m more comfortable discussing the speed of reflective light sources. Reflective light sources such as cars

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WTF-Stop

An F-stop Is an opening in your lens. While many photographers use the term F-stop, I prefer the word aperture. Aperture, F-stop, we can use whatever term we want. What aperture we pick influences the composition of your photograph in

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Where And When?

This just seemed like a logical follow up to my post right before this one “How And Why?”. Where and when should we practice our photography? How about here and now? Take out whatever camera ya got and make a

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