KSU Elementary Photography Class

It’s Time to BECOME a Better Photographer

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This is a must-read post.

The highlights:

As photographers we need to be willing to step out of ‘learning’ mode and into ‘doing’ mode.

  • This starts with picking up your camera and taking it with you – everywhere
  • It continues with a commitment to regularly lifting that camera to your eye and taking shot after shot
  • It means sometimes stepping outside of one’s comfort zone and feeling a little awkward or self conscious to get the shot
  • It means a not being satisfied with the first shot but experimenting with new angles and fresh perspectives on subjects
  • It means not only knowing the ‘rules’ or principles of photography – but having a commitment to practice them (and breaking them)
  • It means going beyond understanding the ’specifications’ and ‘features’ of your camera and actually experimenting with using them
  • It means ‘thinking’ about your photography – planning shots, setting yourself challenges and then critically reflecting upon the photos you take to work out how you could improve
  • It sometimes means sharing your images – not simply to show how good you are and get ‘nice shot’ remarks – but in the hope that others will point out where you might improve
  • It means all of these things and more (share your own below) but most of all it means picking up your camera and using it.
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Written by whhs84

October 25, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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