Posts Tagged ‘composition’

When You Make A Picture


You Get What You Give


Compositional Attitudes


Photographic Composition: Rules Versus Elements


Why You Should Learn To Work Your Camera In Manual Exposure Mode


Do You Know How To Meter?

You use your camera meter to evaluate the intensity, or brightness, of light. You meter is located in your camera and chances are good that you have few metering patterns, or modes, to choose from. Your metering mode has an area of influence that drives your exposure. You meter is an evaluation tool while your […]


I’m Not Paying Attention To The Composition Of My Photograph


The Three Things We Mainly Do With Our Cameras To Create A Photograph


If Photography Is So Easy, Why Is It So Hard To Make A Good Photograph?

Photography is probably the easiest medium in which anyone can be competent. Anyone can be a marginally capable photographer and produce a decent photograph. The hard part of photography is developing a personal vision that is idiosyncratic. The hard part of photography is separating yourself visually from the rest of the photographers who are making decent photographs. Your photography has to become more […]


The Intentional Photograph

 The composition of your photograph should be filled with intent. If you, or your camera, are picking exposure settings in a haphazard manner, or based solely on the amount of light that you are working with, the composition of your photograph is lacking the visual depth that can only come with intent. Everything from the choice of your lens to the […]


Expression And Composition


Do You Really Need A Digital Photography Class?

If you learn the basics of photography, it doesn’t matter what type of camera you use. Film or digital, Nikon or Canon, as a photographer who has a good understanding of the basics photography, you’ll be able to create photographs with whatever camera is in your hands.


Choosing And Accepting


Metering And Exposure : Evaluations And Decisions


The Importance Of Exposure


Photographing What You See And Photographing How You See


Lenses and Digital Camera Sensors

When it comes to digital camera sensors and the lens you put on your camera there are different scenarios that are possible and those different scenarios have different visual outcomes.

As a photographer you can use these outcomes as part of your composition.


Flash Photography Basics

When used thoughtfully your flash can be an important element of your composition and can dramatically improve your photograph…


Drawing Inspiration – Arnold Newman

Drawing Inspiration – Arnold Newman Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work.


Drawing Inspiration – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Drawing Inspiration – Henri Cartier-Bresson Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work.


What Your Camera’s Light Meter Does

Your camera meter measures the intensity (brightness) of light. Nothing more, nothing less.
This measurement of light is expressed as…


Staute of Liberty, Close-up, Up, Side-view, Liberty Island, New Jersey

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Introduction To Photography

Through weekly assignments and critiques you will learn to work your SLR camera, become familiar with the technical aspects of photography and create photographs based on your desired compositional outcomes. Once you begin to make compositional choices with the visual effects in mind, your pictures will begin to move beyond the result of luck and you will begin to compose pictures that more accurately represent your desired outcome.


Learn The Basics Of Photography

Sam D’Amico offers two  classes that will help you to learn the basics of photography and how to use your camera in manual exposure mode. When you have an understanding of the basics of photography and you use your camera in manual exposure mode you use your mind, instead of a machine, to create photographs. […]


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