As photographers we are experiencing what we photograph while we are creating a photograph. We experience what we photograph with all of our senses and usually we experience thoughts and feelings about what we are experiencing. Depending on the intent…
Photography combines part science, part craft and part art. You don’t need to know the science. You definitely need to learn craft. Once you learn and apply craft, you can make a photograph that someone may view as art. Study…
Art is vague because art is subjective and is in the eye of the beholder. I think to identify oneself as an artist is equally vague. Art involves subjective judgement. Craft is distinct and identifiable. You can, with clarity and certainty, identify yourself as a crafts-person. Craft involves skillful application of…
Take a look at the top of your camera. You’ll probably find a flash that you can conveniently pop-up with the press of a button. If you’ve never popped up the flash on your camera, the button is probably located…
If cameras took good pictures, wouldn’t they be good pictures all of the time?
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, the photographers
You must look at your own photographs with a cool, critical eye and if the person giving the critique is more interested in your photography than their own, then you’ll leave with useful information on how to improve your photography.
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, photographic composition
What do you think makes someone a photographer?
This post was motivated by discussions with participants in my classes who were seeking affirmations or criticisms about their photographs. When someone asks me what I think of their photography, I ask them what do THEY think of their photography.…