Introduction To Photography Blog Posts

Introduction To Photography Blog Posts Archive

Blog posts based  on the topics covered  during the Introduction to Photography  class offered by me,  Sam D’Amico. While the topics covered are important, the conversations during the class inspire the specific posts.

As as student currently working with me in the Introduction To Photography class you can use these blog posts as a supplement to your studies and practice. If you’re not currently working with me you can use these blog posts to get you thinking about what we do as photographers.

Specifically, these blog post are intended to get you to thinking about photography, camera operation and composition. Because, by thinking about photography, camera operation and composition we begin to rely more on our mind, rather than relying on a machine, to create our photographs. As a result of our unique thought process, our photographs become unique. 

Whether you’re takin’ the Introduction To Photography class with me or not, the intention of these blog posts are help you to be a better photographer.

 

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“The Camera Thinks That ________”

The Camera Thinks     The Premise Of This Blog Post Frequently, especially during a class that I’m teaching, a photographer says  “the camera thinks that____”.   Accordingly, that blank is filled with something about focusing, metering, or exposure. The Difference Between A Camera And Hammer Because they’re both nothing more than a tool that enables …

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Creating A Good Photograph Is Inconvenient

Creating A Good Photograph Is Inconvenient     The Premise Of This Blog Post Without a doubt, photographers registering for my Introduction To Photography class have realized that creating well-composed photographs isn’t convenient. In other words, they’ve realized that even though they’ve purchased a DSLR that their photography hasn’t improved because they’re using their DSLR …

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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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Why should we take high quality photos for a website?

Why should we take high quality photos for a website?     The Background For This Blog Post This type of question that comes up frequently during the Introduction to Photography class. However, this specific question was posted in a photography discussion group. But the question was more detailed. That being the case, here’s the …

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What are the differences between a picture and a photograph?

What are the differences between a picture and a photograph?     The Background Motivation For This Blog Post A variance of this question was asked to me via Quora. The actual question and my answer are below. “What are 3 differences between a picture and a photograph? Sam D’Amico, Professional photographer and photography instructor. …

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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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