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 […]
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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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
When Shopping For a Camera-Get The Facts I was once offered an axiom. Specifically, “for a buck fifty and my opinion I’d a get a cup of coffee”. In other words, my opinion is worthless when it comes to gettin’ me that cup a coffee. Opinions and Facts Simply put, I think that our opinion
Shutter Speed-Increments of Time Vs Increments of Space During the Introduction To Photography Class, we talk about shutter speed. Shutter speed is an element of composition that controls, among other visual characteristics, the tonality of our work. Shutter speed is an “amount of time” At times, during the class, photographers struggle with shutter speed in
Digital Camera Sensors-What Is The Difference? A friend has been buggin’ me to help them in selecting a digital camera. Nope. I ain’t gonna do it and here’s why–>https://samdamico.com/frequently-asked-questions/#can-you-recommend-a-camera. Recently, she asked me about the difference in digital sensors. Specifically, she asked about the types of sensors; she started ramblin’ off terms like CCD, CMOS,
ISO Is Like A Hearing Aid The material we use to record light can be compared to whatever part of our ear hear sounds. Similarly, ISO can be compared to a hearing aid. Sound And Our Ears Our ears hear sound. And when it comes to sound, If our ear can’t hear sound perceived
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
When I write blog posts I try to keep SEO in mind so people and search engines can find my photographs and other content on the web. In order to do that I try to use words relevant to an article or photograph The lesson this morning came in the form of a title for my post.
To me, In photography, light and lighting are different. While creating photographs is what we do as photographers, light, and lighting are things to consider when we are doing our photography. Many photographers tell me that they want to learn about “lighting.” When I ask them what they mean by lighting, it winds up that
Learn To Work With A Camera – A blog post based on conversations with photographers. Learn To Work With A Camera If were gonna be photographers we gotta learn to work with a camera because a camera is what we usually use to make a picture. On one hand, cameras ALL do the