Intermediate Photography Blog Posts

Intermediate Photography Blog Posts

Photography and Security Blankets

Photography and Security Blankets   This post was inspired by working with photographers during the following classes: Introduction To Photography Class  Intermediate Photography Class  Ongoing Study And Practice Support Meeting   Blankets Feel Great. Don’t They? Blankets feel great. Especially security blankets. While they don’t eliminate the things that we feel insecure/anxious about,  they can …

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What Are The Best Exposure Settings In DSLR Cameras?

What Are The Best Exposure Settings In DSLR Cameras?     The Background For This Blog Post While this question comes up frequently and is addressed, in the Introduction to Photography class. It is also addressed in the Intermediate Photography class because in the Intermediate Photography class we begin to become more light-centric. Exposure Settings …

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In Photography, Our Lens Is Like Our Eye

he In Photography Our Lens Is Like Our Eye   Overview During the Introduction To Photography class, we talk about aperture. To be clear, the aperture is also known as f-stop. Furthermore, the aperture is an opening in the lens that we can make bigger or smaller. While we can talk about aperture controlling our …

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What We All Do As Photographers

What We All Do As Photographers     Overview The photographers that I work with in my Learn To Think Like A Photographer classes usually aren’t aware of how involved they are in the creation of their photograph. Once they become aware of what they’re doing,  they can see how paying attention to what their …

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How A Pen And Paper Will Help You Learn Photography

How A Pen And Paper Will Help You Learn Photography     Overview When I first moved to DC, before I started teaching my own photography classes in Washington DC, I began teaching photography at a place called the Washington School of Photography. Specifically, I began teaching photojournalism, but I found myself enjoying teaching and …

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Photography-Do Not Get Distracted By The Gear

Photography-Do Not Get Distracted By The Gear Sometimes when I talk with photographers they seem to want to know more about how something works instead of understanding how to work it. Did you ever see one of those mechanical, wind-up watches where ya could see the internal workings of the watch? In other, words you …

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Automation and Photography

Automation and Photography     Did ya ever call a company and get stuck in their automated customer service, seven layers of hell, call routing loop?  Don’t ya hate that? In general, I’m OK with automation. Because, when used wisely, automation can save us time and increase efficiency. And when considering that I’ve saved time …

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Critiquing Our Photographs By Using The Word “Crisp”.

Critiquing Our Photographs By Using The Word Crisp The Trouble With Words. When we critique our work we use words, however we may use a different word than someone else when talking about the same thing.  What does the word crisp mean when  it comes to photography?  Better still, what is it that were observing …

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Photography, Light And Lighting

Photography Light And Lighting – A blog post based on conversations with photographers. Overview Many photographers tell me that they wanna learn about “lighting”. When I ask ’em what they mean by lighting, it winds up that they wanna learn about light. In photography, light and  lighting are different. While photography is what we do …

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