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Photography Tips

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Photography Tips

Introduction

This is a list of some of the things that photography has taught me, so far. I hope it will help you with your photography.

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 Look the other way.  Sometimes, the best photograph is in the opposite direction.

Look the other way.

Sometimes, the best photograph is in the opposite direction.

 
 Autumn Equinox makes great shadows.  Go out and photograph them.

Autumn Equinox makes great shadows.

Go out and photograph them.

 
 Read your camera’s owners manual. Re-read it. Read it again.

Read your camera’s owners manual. Re-read it. Read it again.

 
 Pick three photographers and study their work.  My list:  1. Constantine Manos  2. William Klein  3. Bruce Davidson

Pick three photographers and study their work.

My list:

1. Constantine Manos

2. William Klein

3. Bruce Davidson

 
 Find your own style.

Find your own style.

 
 Mix it up.  Don’t be a one-trick pony.

Mix it up.

Don’t be a one-trick pony.

 
 Try new things.

Try new things.

 
 Take photos with, not of, your camera.

Take photos with, not of, your camera.

 
 
 It’s in your own backyard.  You don't have to go to Iceland unless you really want to.

It’s in your own backyard.

You don't have to go to Iceland unless you really want to.

 
 Find frames.  They’re everywhere to be found.

Find frames.

They’re everywhere to be found.

 
 Shoot the light.

Shoot the light.

 

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