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.
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”.
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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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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.
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.