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Photography Tips

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Photography Tips

Here’s a list of some of the things that photography has taught me.

Photography is a constant learning process.

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Look the Other Way

Sometimes, the best photograph is in the opposite direction.

 
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Equinoxes Make Great Shadows

In March and September, get out and photograph them.

 

Read Camera Owner’s Manual

Read the owner’s manual for your camera. Re-read it. Read it again.

 

Pick Three Photographers

Choose three photographers and study their work in depth.

My list:

  1. Constantine Manos

  2. William Klein

  3. Bruce Davidson

 

Find Your Style

Develop your own style from what you have learned.

Do not self-censor your creativity by pandering to whatever is popular on social media at the moment.

 
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Mix It Up

Don’t get stuck in a rut. Take photos of using different equipment and techniques. Express your vision across the entire spectrums from: macro to telephoto, landscape to street, day to night.

 
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Experiment

Sample new techniques. They may come in handy in the future.

 
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Take Photos With, Not Of, Your Camera

Your camera is for taking photographs, not for being photographed. A camera is a just tool for a task. One camera is not inherently better than another. It depends on what you want to do with it.

Don’t flaunt your camera like a fashion accessory.

Get out and use your camera. That’s what it was made for.

 
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It’s In Your Backyard

Great locations are near and far. You don't have to go to Iceland, unless you really want to.

 
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Find Frames

They’re everywhere to be found.

 
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Shoot the Light

Be attentive to changing light conditions. Keep your camera ready to take the next photograph.

 

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