Posts Tagged ‘photography’

How To Use The Owners Manual To Your Camera Effectively

In order to become an effective and efficient photographer not only do you need to learn photography, you need to learn how your camera (the tool that you use to make photographs) works. In order to learn how to work your camera, you’ll need to use the owners manual that came with your camera. Watch […]


Photography Is Not…

Cameras, lenses and equipment. These are tools to help you make photographs. Photography is not f-stops shutter speeds and ISO or other technical matters. These things help you to refine your composition. Photography is not about equipment or technical mastery. There are plenty of mundane photographs created with expensive equipment and by photographers who excel […]


You Get What You Give


Drawing Inspiration – Peter Adams

Drawing Inspiration – Peter Adams 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.


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 […]


Drawing Inspiration – Eve Arnold

Drawing Inspiration – Eve Arnold 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 Should We Pay to Improve Our Photography?

What do we need to pay to create GOOD photographs and yet cost us nothing out of our pockets?


Some Thoughts On Shutter Speed


Your Photography, It’s All About You.


Am I A Stupid Or A Lazy Photographer?


Your Camera Doesn’t Know…


Sam’s Meetup Group – The Craft And Practice Of Photography – Upcoming Meetups

About The Meetup group is formed as an offshoot of the photography classes that Sam D’Amico teaches in Washington DC. The instruction offered via Meetup is an abbreviated, yet effective, way to learn about photography and improve your photography skills . You can learn more about the group, see upcoming meetings, and join the group […]


Drawing Inspiration – Lee Friedlander

Drawing Inspiration – Lee Friedlander 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.


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


“I Want My Pictures To Look Like The Way Things Really Are”


Open Forums For Practicing Photographers

Ongoing monthly meetings intended to help participating photographers clarify and strengthen their own specific photography practice in a way that will firm up understanding of camera operation and photographic composition. The Open Forums are available through Sam’s Meetup group. You can learn more about Sam’s Meetup group here. —>https://samdamico.com/sams-meetup-group-craft-practice-photography/  


When It Comes To Improving YOUR Photography, MY Opinion Does Not Help

This post was motivated by discussions with participants in my classes who were seeking affirmations or criticisms about their photographs.


When It Comes To Improving YOUR Photography, MY Opinion Does Not Help

Getting an affirmation or criticism from someone who we may view as an authority is not going to help us to become better visual communicators, or find our own way as photographers.


Sam’s Meetup Group – The Craft And Practice Of Photography

Why I Started A Meetup To provide: Abbreviated, topical versions of my photography classes that are useful to photographers regardless of  level of skill or equipment used. I think of these classes as snippets of topical instruction from my classes that are intended to help photographers increase their understanding of camera operation and photographic composition. […]


Picture This:How Pictures Work. By Molly Bang

This is an excellent book that shows us visually, according to the author, “how and why structural elements affect our emotions. This is a ground for understanding and making visual art.”


What If?

What if…


Are You Taking Pictures Or Making Pictures?

The words we choose are important and they can change your mind when it comes to your photography.


DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – May 5, 2015

DC Photography Class – Intermediate Photography classes starting – May 5, 2015 Reinforce your basic photography skills and techniques… Learn new skills and techniques… Understand and observe light… Be more precise in the creation of your photograph… Have the process of creating a photograph become more second nature… Learn about basic flash photography… Learn the […]


Drawing Inspiration – Diane Arbus

Drawing Inspiration – Diane Arbus 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.


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