A NEW YEAR IS HERE. HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION OF WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IN PHOTOGRAPHY? IS THIS YOUR YEAR? IS THIS THE YEAR YOU TAKE PHOTOGRAPHY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL? I HAVE A VIEW OF SOME OF SOME FACEBOOK POSTS OF WHAT SOME PEOPLE ARE PUTTING DOWN AS A GOAL THEY WANT TO ACHIEVE THIS COMING YEAR. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AND SEE IF THIS GIVES YOU SOME IDEAS OF WHAT YOU MAY WANT TO DO FOR YOUR RESOLUTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY THIS YEAR:
Sharon StrochakLove the idea of 365 photos in 365 days. Going to try it shooting in Burlingame, CA. Will probably be only 340 something because i will travel some during the year. Thanks for the suggestion!
Kathryn CunninghamTo donate more of my photography time to non profit animal rescues to take engaging photos and help them get the pets adopted quicker; I think its important to also work with the homeless and children in shelters who may lose sight of their growing years simply because no one takes their photos
James GiordanoI’m a mostly retired professional photographer. I’ve spent the last 20+ years shooting models. Now, my photo interests lie elsewhere. Those interests include shooting with classic/vintage lenses on modern digital cameras (plus getting back into shootin…See More
Kei-Ling LouieTo actually pick up my camera and take a photo rather than leaving it for weeks/months and then having unrealistic expectations that the photos I eventually take are going to be ‘fantastic’!!! So a photo or photos each day will be on the daily list of things to do. Cheers,.
Meredith Lee-MikeTo work on seeing more images and capturing them when I see them. I tend to see a photo op but keep driving because I think I can’t stop right now. I do remember the image in my mind and think I don’t always have to grab the camera and take a photo, my mind can do the same.
To learn more about photography through reading, workshops, videos, documentaries, and social media.
Pat WilsonI take photos for the love of it. I have tons of images on my computer that no one ever sees, except me. I’ve spent a lot of time learning photography and post processing, so I feel they are good enough to share with friends and family without embarrassment. So, I resolve to share them on FB beginning today.
What does a photographer see that the average person not see? Do they see something different? What do they look for when they see an image? Why do their photos turn out better than yours, when you take the same picture? Here is a perspective from a professional photographer who thought about this a lot, and realized that there is something to this. Check this out:
ARTICLE BY: JOAQUIN DUENAS
The world looks different to a photographer than it does to everyone else. Why can a photographer capture flat images and turn them into art? The eye of a photographer sees light, details, shadows, highlights, shapes and how they interact with each other.
“37 of 365” captured by Chris Becker
The world looks different if you see it with both eyes rather than with only one eye. Close an eye and look at an object. Do you see what I mean? Well, by closing an eye before taking a shot, you will have a pretty good idea of what you can expect from your image.
Photographers explore the light and texture. Light is probably their most important tool. Photographers are intrigued by the way the nature of light affects the way things are seen. Intensity, direction, and type of light offer the photographer a potential for visual exploration. Photographers have mastered how to use the rules of composition and know when to break them. Photography is a process.
“The Rays of Day” captured by PictureSocial member Robert Davis
Our eyes work similar to a camera. Here are some facts that you might even find amusing: Our eyes have a resolution of around 560 megapixels. They can differentiate around 10 million shades of colors. The ISO of an eye is not great; it can be measured at around 800, and in low light, our eyes do not see color. The equivalent of the aperture would be f/3.5 with a focal length of 20mm. The great thing about our eyes is that they have auto white balance, auto ISO, and a very high dynamic range.
Some photographers have the eye when they’re born, but most of us develop it after practice and training. It can take several years to begin to notice things differently.
A photographer doesn’t need expensive equipment to take great photos. The best camera gear in the world is not going to help a photographer see or be aware of his or her surroundings. It’s all about the art of seeing. With a photographer’s eye, you see things in a way that others don’t. That different way of seeing makes an impression on the people viewing our images.
“Repetition” captured by PictureSocial member Mohammad Amziry bin Roslan
A photographer thinks in photography concepts and sees in terms of photography. If you enjoy taking pictures, your attitude will show up in the final image.
Everything has the potential to be captured. It’s all about picturing an image in your head and making it happen. The more you do it, the better you get at it.
About the Author: This article was written by Joaquin Duenas. Website: theduenitas.com. Facebook: DCreativeSolutions. The Duenitas Digital World is based in Miami, Florida and covers South Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.