Posts Tagged ‘experience’

A Lesson From A Dog In Developing Your Photographic Style


Feeling And Certainty


There Are Always At Least Two People In A Photograph


Photographic Composition – Thinking about creativity? Maybe that’s not such a good idea.

I have made what I think are truly unique pictures and I’ve made pictures that are mundane and common.

When I examine the experience of making photographs that I consider unique,the best way I can describe that experience is in the following manner:

When I examine the experience of making photographs that I consider unique,the best way I can describe that experience is in the following manner: I seem to lose track of time, my mind is calm/there is no distracting self-questioning of my decisions and I seem to have a heightened/precise awareness. Some refer to this state as working in a “flow” or with “no-mind”.


Make The Photograph Anyway


Are You Ready For The Darkroom?

I was asked  about why I don’t offer darkroom skills, and/or photo editing software, instruction as a part of my workshops. If the topic of photo-editing software or darkroom work comes up, we’ll discuss it, but it is not a main topic. I think that you can consider photo-editing software a digital darkroom.  Whatever I’ve […]


Don’t Believe Your Photography Teacher

Don’t believe what I, or any of your other teachers, tell you.


Online Photography Lessons – Main Page

Important Notice The online photography lessons are a work in progress. If you are currently studying photography in person with Sam D’Amico, you’ll get access to all the lessons that are available for whatever class you are in.  You’ll be sent a follow up email after your first meeting with instruction on how to access […]


Are You Ready For The Darkroom?

My personal experience in learning photography has led me to believe that, before you venture into the darkroom, it makes more sense to learn the basics of photography first so you could produce properly exposed negatives. Without properly exposed negatives you’ve got nothing, to work with in the darkroom.


Drawing Inspiration-Duane Michals

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.


Can You Imagine…


Drawing Inspiration – Bruce Davidson

Drawing Inspiration – Bruce Davidson 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.


Photography Classes Washington DC – About The Sam D’Amico Photography Classes

Thank you for considering me in your search for photography instruction. It doesn’t matter whether you use a film or digital camera. The camera is a tool that you use to create photographs. During your photography class with me you’ll learn to use your camera and you’ll learn the skills that you need to use […]


Customized Group Photography Classes – Student Comments

Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure the class is as effective as possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about upcoming photography classes? The answers may already be here. If the answer to you question can not be found, please use the reply area on the bottom of the page to ask any questions that you may have.


My Basic Flash Equipment

Many people who are interested in the Lighting With Portable Flash Workshop, who have yet to invest in a separate flash unit, ask me for advice on purchasing a flash.


When You Need More Light

He mentioned the right reasons for purchasing an external flash unit, which I think are more power and more versatility than the pop-up units on the camera can deliver.


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