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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What do we need to pay to create GOOD photographs and yet cost us nothing out of our pockets?
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 […]
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/
This post was motivated by discussions with participants in my classes who were seeking affirmations or criticisms about their photographs.
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.
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. […]
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 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 […]