Photography Basics

Am I A Stupid Or A Lazy Photographer?


Your Photography, It’s All About You.


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: […]


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”.


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?


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?


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 We Really Photographing?


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


Why?

All of these changes have a compositional outcome. If you are changing these things and not…


The Road To Creativity


Potential


Do You Know How To Meter?

You use your camera meter to evaluate the intensity, or brightness, of light. You meter is located in your camera and chances are good that you have few metering patterns, or modes, to choose from. Your metering mode has an area of influence that drives your exposure. You meter is an evaluation tool while your […]


“I’ll Fix It In…”

If you’ve got to “fix” your picture in photo-editing software, you’ve made a mistake.


Technically Excellent Failures


I’m Not Paying Attention To The Composition Of My Photograph