Category: Photography Basics

Posts that have to do with the basics of photography

Being The Best Photographers We Can Be And Being A Better Photographer

At this moment, we’re the best photographers we can be based on our understanding of what we do as photographers. Can we better photographers than we are at this moment? Of course we can. Study And Practice Photography With Sam

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Wanna Be A Good Photographer? Don’t Delete Your “Bad” Pictures

If you’re learning photography by using a digital camera, you’re bad pictures can make you a good photographer. Your pictures hold information that you can access. You can readily access and use this information to learn from your “mistakes”. You’re

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Good Practice Leads to Good Photography

Practice develops “muscle” or “procedural” memory. Procedural memory doesn’t characterize our practice as correct or incorrect. If our practice is full of correct action in terms of what we’re doin’ with our camera during our creation of a photograph (camera

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Framing and Content

Framing is what we do as an activity of camera operation and composition when viewing through our viewfinder or viewing the LCD screen on the back of camera if a viewfinder is not available. Content is what we put into

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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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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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