Over the past few months a number of readers have contacted me, asking for suggestions and ideas on becoming a better photographer. Some have enquired about specific genres of photography. Others have had questions about what it takes to become a ‘professional’. This article discusses a few factors that can impact becoming a better photographer. This is not an all-encompassing list, and the issues covered are in no particular order.
I’ve had some interesting discussions lately with associates about why I don’t use social media. You know… things like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and an ever growing list of additional platforms. Many people view social media as critically important in their lives, and for their businesses. That’s not my viewpoint
As year 6 draws to a close for this photography website it creates thoughts of what we’ve been through the past twelve months. And, what plans lay ahead for 2021. To say that 2020 was a challenge for all of us, is an understatement of epic proportions.
With all of the changes happening in the imaging world, it makes one ponder if entry level cameras will disappear over the next few years.
It is interesting how we experience ‘being alone’. In the physical extreme some folks live as hermits, virtually cut off from the outside world. Others of us have a deep, internal fear of being alone and crave constant interaction with others. Many of us fall somewhere between these two extremes in terms of our desire to be in the physical presence of others.
Sometimes it’s good to step back and remind ourselves of the miracles of digital photography, and the power this technology gives us to control the outcome of our work.
This lengthy article provides a summary of some of the actions that a photographer can take to practice handheld shot discipline. Many of the actions would also apply to folks who use tripods or monopods. Shot discipline is all about making sure that our camera gear is ready. That we know how to use it to best effect. That we use good camera technique. And, that we remain calm and focused.
Since July 2015 when I sold all of my full frame camera gear, I’ve had people regularly ask me if I’ve had any regrets leaving full frame cameras behind. The quick answer is an unequivocal “no”. This lengthy article provides a detailed explanation.
Advancements in photographic technology are making it increasingly important for us to view our camera equipment as part of an integrated imaging system. We need to look well beyond simplistic assessments of cameras, based primarily on sensor size. It is true that the sensor inside a camera is an important component that contributes to its photographic capabilities, but technology brings so much more to the table for us to consider.
While it is true that a talented photographer can create great images with virtually any camera, it is also true that camera gear matters. There are so many great choices of camera equipment available today that we sometimes forget that there is no such thing as a perfect camera.