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Intermediate Photography Blog Posts

Intermediate Photography Blog Posts

Knowing Photography And Knowing How To Work Our Camera

Knowing Photography And Knowing How To Work Our Camera – A blog post based on conversations with photographers. A Few Words About Manual Exposure Mode When I work with photographers in my Introduction To Photography class we work in manual exposure mode throughout the class.  I always think of working in manual exposure mode as …

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Manual Exposure Mode – Why Don’t We Do It?

Manual Exposure Mode Why Don’t We Do It? – A blog post based on conversations with photographers.   What Is Manual Exposure Mode? Manual exposure is an exposure mode setting on our on cameras. This exposure mode allows us to have the most choice when it comes to the composition of our photograph.  Furthermore, it allows …

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Photography Critiques – Are We Looking For Validation? Or…

Photography Critiques Are We Looking For Validation? Or… – A blog post based on conversations with photographers. Maybe, We’re Lookin’ To Improve Lookin’ to improve is different than getting validation. Lookin’ to improve  is an active involvement in our work. While lookin’ to get validation is a matter seeking opinion on whether our work is …

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What’s There To Know About Our Photography?

What is there to know about our photography – A blog post based on conversations with photographers. Photography In General and Our Photography Please note the distinction I made in the title “our photography”.  Just for clarity, when I say “our photography” I mean our photography as individual photographers. As an example, I’ll use myself …

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Histograms

Histograms A blog post based on conversations with participants during my photography classes. A histogram is a graph that gives us information about the tonality of our photograph. We should be able to display it when reviewing our pictures on our camera and in photo editing software. The horizontal orientation of the histogram gives us information about brightness. …

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Photo Editing Versus Photo Manipulation

Photo Editing Versus Photo Manipulation A blog post based on conversations with participants during my photography classes.   To me photo editing is a process of selection while photo manipulation is a process of control or influence. While creating a photographs editing can be done by: Framing and content. Being selective in terms of what …

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The Process Of Learning Photography

The Process Of Learning Photography I was speaking with a photographer who was considering studying photography with me. Based on our conversation we determined the most effective course of study for her to start with would be one of two classes (or maybe both) that I offer in Washington DC. She asked me, and I’m …

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Intermediate Photography – Light Centric Vs. Camera Centric

Intermediate Photography – Light Centric Vs. Camera Centric Imagine a chef/cook more concerned with a stove than the food. That chef would be tool centric. Imagine a potter more concerned with the potter’s wheel than the clay. That potter would be tool centric. Imagine a carpenter more concerned with the hammer than the wood. That …

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