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: Its hard to know where to start.

The Dingo
06-29-2017, 10:09 PM
As with most people, photography has been an accessory to my life for 70 years now. It's only now I am realising how important an accessory it has been. Like the spoken word, a photograph can inform, describe, explain, influence, create change, and simply give us joy. But it is different to any other art form. The photo must have a basis in reality. No matter how we 'see' the image, we do ask ourselves the question "what is it?".
The question I now ask myself is: "what does it do for us?"
This requires a different approach. I need to step sideways from 'what I see' to 'what I perceive'.

Traffic NYC
07-18-2017, 04:06 AM
Here are 10 things I would like I knew once beginning photography:

1.Your Vision Changes. once you begin approaching photography seriously, you'll ne'er see things identical method once more
2. It's a fashionable Hobby
3. Skip the Stops
4. Move to Manual
5. create Time for Shooting
6. prioritise Lenses
7. hamper on Going professional
8. Take Your Camera all over
9. Get a Fast Fifty Now
10. Learn Your Camera Inside and Out

07-18-2017, 09:54 AM
Interesting aspect, The Dingo. I haven't done any photography stuff myself, I mainly enjoy looking at it. However, I do think that every photo has a story. I wasn't too interested in photography, 'cause I thought that 'Anyone can do it', but my respect for photography has grown a lot during the last few years. You'll have to be able to capture the perfect moment and that takes talent as well. I don't think everybody is able to do that.