Posts Tagged ‘picture’

Finding Inspiration In The Ordinary

Not feeling inspired by the ordinary? We tend to overlook the ordinary in search for  something extraordinary. If you take a moment and look closer at the ordinary you will see something extraordinary. When you see something extraordinary in the ordinary, photograph it. Use whatever camera that you have with you RIGHT NOW.  It doesn’t matter if you use the […]


Your Photography, It’s All About You.


Focusing Something In Your Photograph And Focusing Your Attention

During the Introduction Photography class we talk about three things that we often do as photographers with our cameras to create a photograph. Metering: Using a light meter in our camera to measure the brightness of light. Making An Exposure: Controlling the amount of light that we allow to fall onto light sensitive material. Focusing: […]


When You Make A Picture


Change Your Mind And Become A Nimble Photographer


Make The Photograph Anyway


Do You Think Your Camera Takes Good Pictures?

If cameras took good pictures, wouldn’t they be good pictures all of the time?


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?


Photographic Composition: Rules Versus Elements


The Road To Creativity


“I’ll Fix It In…”

If you’ve got to “fix” your picture in photo-editing software, you’ve made a mistake.


Our Cameras…


Missed The Picture? Don’t Worry About it.


Don’t Have Your Camera Handy? You Can Practice Photography Anyway.

Next time you’re viewing a photograph try to imagine how the photographer made the picture. Do you think that they used a large aperture or a small aperture? How about a fast or slow shutter speed? What about the ISO? And the focal length lens? What do you think the the white balance setting was? […]


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.”


More Or Less

Photography involves a thought process. As a photographer you can think more or you can think less while creating your picture. Put your camera in an automatic exposure mode and you think less. Put your camera in a manual exposure mode and you think more. You get out of your photography what you put into your photography. In this […]


The “Priority” Exposure Modes

On your exposure mode dial there is an aperture priority mode and a shutter priority mode. In aperture priority mode, you pick the aperture (f-stop) and your camera picks the shutter speed. In shutter priority mode, you pick the shutter speed and your camera picks the aperture. The problem with these modes is that, in terms of […]


Real and Unprocessed

I like my photographs like I like my food, unprocessed and real. A photograph is always a “real” photograph but it can be a truthful or contrived photograph. Truth is easy, contrivance takes some work. Contrivance can happen pre-production with staging something, or it can happen post production in editing software. Contrivances that happen from pre-production involve setting up […]


Your Prescription For Better Photography

If I were to give you a prescription to improve your photography, and for you to improve as a photographer, here’s what it would be: To make better pictures and to be a better photographer take at least one picture a day in fully manual exposure mode. Take the recommended dose  at varying times of the day, […]


Photography Classes At Night

I was recently asked if I teach  photography classes at night and I answered “yes, the classes that I teach in the evening start  at 6:30 pm and usually end at 9:30pm.” I misunderstood the question. The question was about whether I taught a class that specialized in creating photographs at night. Do you really […]


Good Cameras And Good Photographers


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 […]


What Is Metering And Exposure? ( Learn Photography And Camera Operation Basics )

What Is Metering And Exposure? ( Learn Photography And Camera Operation Basics ) The light meter on your camera measures the intensity of light. What you meter is a choice. What you choose to meter is an evaluation/measurement of light intensity. Exposure is the recording of light onto light sensitive material. Exposure is a subjective […]


Be A Good Photographer Or Just Look Like One


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