Learn on your own or learn from a good teacher.
A good teacher acts as a guide who will give you useful information and encourage you to apply that information to your own work, in your own way, so you can travel on your own unique path as a photographer.
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.
The words we choose are important and they can change your mind when it comes to your photography.
Washington DC Photography Classes – November 4 – November 20, 2015
Washington DC Photography Classes – October 28 – November 20, 2015
In photography, theres a lot to learn.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a know-it-all.
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.
Washington DC Photography Classes – October 28 – November 15, 2015 Upcoming Photography Classes – Click On Links Below To Learn About Classes And To Register. Wed 28 Oct 630pm-930pm Getting To Know Your Camera Fri 30 Oct 1130am-230pm Getting To Know Your Camera Sun 1 Nov 130pm-3pm Topical Class Series: Camera Operation and Photographic […]
Although we’re working with a camera, we’re using the camera to record light much like a writer uses a pen to record their words.
Washington DC Photography Classes – October 17 – November 5, 2015 Upcoming Photography Classes – Click On Links Below To Learn About Classes And To Register. Introduction To Photography Classes Start Monthly -Learn to work your camera so you can create better pictures. Upcoming Photography Classes In Washington DC. You can see a list […]
Everybody seems to look for rules that will make their photography easier and better.
While rules may make your picture making easier, I don’t think rules make your photography better or help you to be a better photographer.
Washington DC Photography Classes – October 6 – November 4, 2015 Upcoming Photography Classes – Click On Links Below To Learn About Classes And To Register. Tue 6 Oct 6:30pm-9:30pm Introduction To Photography – October 6 Start Tue 6 Oct 1130am-230pm Getting To Know Your Camera Wed 7 Oct 630pm-930pm Getting To Know Your […]
Drawing Inspiration – David Ward 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. “A great photograph is a distillation, a reduction of the chaos of our wider experience to a visually satisfying essence where what is excluded […]