Posts Tagged ‘understanding’

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 […]


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 […]


Why You Should Learn To Work Your Camera In Manual Exposure Mode


The Road To Creativity


Our Cameras…


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.”


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 someone asks me what I think of their photography, I ask them what do THEY think of their photography. I’m not avoiding the question; I’m attempting to get the photographer to actively engage their […]


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 […]


Expression And Composition


Do You Really Need A Digital Photography Class?

If you learn the basics of photography, it doesn’t matter what type of camera you use. Film or digital, Nikon or Canon, as a photographer who has a good understanding of the basics photography, you’ll be able to create photographs with whatever camera is in your hands.


Use The Flash On Your Camera To Make Better Pictures

When you have a better understanding of light, you become a better photographer.


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 […]


(In)Dependence


Be A Good Photographer Or Just Look Like One


When It Comes To Being A Better Photographer, What Are You Investing In?


What Does A Good Photographer Really Need?

Of course, you need a camera. You also need…


You Can Photograph Anything


Use Your White Balance Creatively


Be A Photographer First


Making Photographs Or Editing Files


Are You Ready For The Darkroom?

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.


After Basic Photography – What You Made Versus How You Made It

You’ve got to be vetted to take any classes that are after the basic classes that I offer. The Basics —> https://samdamico.com/sam-damico-photography-classes-registration-area/#!/The-Basics/c/11332112/offset=0&sort=normal After The Basics —> https://samdamico.com/sam-damico-photography-classes-registration-area/#!/After-The-Basics/c/11675443/offset=0&sort=normal The vetting process is important to make sure that everyone in the class is at the same level of understanding. There’s nothing worse, from my perspective as a […]


Business Of Photography – Talent


Free Photography Tests

Use these tests to evaluate your understanding of making photographs. While it’s good to know what you know about photography, It’s also good to know what you don’t know. Test – Basic Photography And Basic Camera Operation Use this test to evaluate your understanding of basic photography and camera operation. The questions in this test […]


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