Learn To Think Like A Photographer Class-Blog Posts

Learn To Think Like A Photographer Class-Blog Posts

 

Learn To Think Like A Photographer Class-Blog Posts

 

Learn To Think Like A Photographer Class-Blog Posts

About Sam

Sam D’Amico is a professional photographer and photography teacher and offers classes in Washington DC. Specifically, he’s been a professional photographer since the mid-1980’s and started teaching photography professionally in the late 1990’s.

About The Blog Posts

The blog posts are inspired by conversations that happen with photographers during the Learn To Think Like A Photographer classes that Sam offers.

More importantly, the blog posts are intended to get you thinking about your photography and photography practice.

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the “Reply” area at the bottom of each post.

 

When Shopping For a Camera-Get The Facts

 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 …

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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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Learn To Work With A Camera

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 …

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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 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 …

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Photographs That Are “Full Of Life”

Photographs That Are Full Of Life – A blog post based on conversations with photographers While working with a photographer during the The VERY Basics of Photography – (Sam’s Version Of A Camera-Phone Class), the photographer mentioned a photographer that she knew and then went on to describe that photographers’ work as “full of life”. …

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I Wanna Be A (Fill In The Blank) Photographer

I Wanna Be A Fill In The Blank Photographer – A blog post based on conversations with photographers.   I Wanna Be A (Fill In The Blank) Photographer There’s a lot of specialization in photography. With that in mind, we tend to wanna be a “type” of photographer. Because we wanna be a “specialized” photographer …

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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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Our Photographs Ain’t For Everyone

Not everyone is gonna find our photography interesting. There are some people out there that will find our pictures interesting. That’s the icing on the cake. What’s the cake? Our photographs. We gotta produce work that WE find interesting and like. We gotta like and appreciate our own work. If we don’t like and appreciate …

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