All of us face the blast of advertising everyday from TV, internet and paper sources telling us why we need the latest and greatest version or model of whatever. The world of digital photography is not exempt and perhaps is even a major player in vying for our spare cash.
Terminology is key to any form of photography. Know your terms and what you can do with those functions or features and your photographic world opens up to you. Terms are easy to learn. What is a challenge is to make use of what these terms describe.
Each one of us wants to become more effective in our photography. That could be winning a competition, selling your images or just taking great photos to put on your wall. So, what is effective for one might not mean effective for another. And, the person who determines how effective is…?
I have found that the hardest part of photography is finding inspiration for a new photo. I suppose it’s the equivalent of writers block. You just need something to get you going, to inspire and motivate you to greater photographic heights. Here are some sources of inspiration that will get you shooting.
Why is the exposure triangle so important to creative photography? Well, without it there is no creativity to your photography which makes it really important. Oh, you don’t know what the exposure triangle is? It’s your three most fundamental keys to photography. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO which together control how much light reaches your sensor.
There comes a time when you need to define yourself as a photographer. What genres you are interested in e.g. close-ups, landscape or fashion. Most of us start out as generalists and shooting everything we see or that moves. There comes a point where you need to narrow down your interests.