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.
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.
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.
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.
Sample new techniques. They may come in handy in the future.
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.
It’s In Your Backyard
Great locations are near and far. You don't have to go to Iceland, unless you really want to.
They’re everywhere to be found.
Shoot the Light
Be attentive to changing light conditions. Keep your camera ready to take the next photograph.