Category: Photography Basics

Posts that have to do with the basics of photography

Are We Photographers?

I’m surprised that many photographers I meet don’t consider themselves to be photographers. Many photographers seem to think that being a photographer is based on a certain level of skill or type of camera used. It ain’t. If we see

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Mind Over Matter

A camera is matter. While we may operate a camera as photographers, It’s our mind that drives the operation of the camera to get the pictures we create. While our cameras matter (and are matter), our mind matters the most.

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The Best Critiques…

are self critiques. Our work. Our critique. Our opinion of our work drives our studies and practice. In terms of our studies, if we need help, a good teacher will give us guidance based on our opinion of our work

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“I Wish I Had My Camera”

You mean the one you left at home in the camera bag you didn’t feel like carrying? Don’t despair. Ya’ got a phone on ‘ya? Does your phone have a camera? Wish granted. Make the picture to the best of

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Where Should We Practice Photography?

That was the question posed after a recent class. Here’s the answer. Anywhere we can see. All we do is see and, if the light effects us in a manner that initiates and impulse to create a photograph, take out a

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What’s A Photograph?

Somewhere near the beginning of most, if not all, of my photography classes I ask the participants a question. “What’s a photograph”. Some of the answers I get, and I’m paraphrasing here, are; “A moment caught in time”, “a memory”,

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Our Photography Practice

Photographers practice photography. What with, how and why is up to us. Study And Practice Photography With Sam.

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Learning To Drive And Learning to Drive A Specific Car

Driving is a skill that can be learned. A specific car is something we can become familiar with and then apply our driving skills to operate it. Although the vehicle that we apply our driving skills to may change, once

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The Word Photography…

from what I understand, was created from Greek words meaning “light” and “drawing”. If we draw with light, then I would consider light to be our “ink” and the camera to be our “drawing implement”. While cameras may differ in

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A Better Camera Equals Better Photographs?

Yup. Setting aside our ideas of what makes a picture “better”, our ideas of what “better” means varies. Some of us might think that a better camera is one that is easy to carry and that we always have with

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