HOW TO BECOME A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER: EPISODE 1 MILLION!

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When it comes to a course that tells you how to become a better photographer, I look at the different ideas that the writer uses. I am guilty of a basic photo course, myself, (see: https://123photogo.com/complete-photo-courses/ ). So when I see another photographer, or another company that does photo courses come out with yet another: “How to become a great photographer”, I will look at it and see if there is any new idea.

NEW IDEAS TO TRY:

Digital Photography School just had another author come up with a course: ” How to become a good photographer, in 12 steps”, I looked it over, and decided to see if there was anything I was missing in my course. The course they use is, of course, just a basic type course that covers briefly some important subjects. There was a couple of ideas with this one, I would like to add my thoughts to:

LOOK AT THE LIGHT!

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I have a whole chapter on just learning to “SEE THE LIGHT” or Learn about the different types of light. https://123photogo.com/complete-photo-courses/. And i appreciate this author James Maher, taking some time to talk about this. He says:

Instead, when you go to take photos, the first thing you should think about is light, not your camera. Get in the habit of asking yourself a series of questions every time you walk outside:

  • What time of day is it?
  • How strong is the light?
  • Is it sunny or cloudy?
  • What direction is the light coming from?
  • Where are the artificial light sources and what colors do they give off?

Pretty soon, you’ll constantly be aware of the light. You’ll know its quality and its direction. That’s a really good place to be in.

RIGHT ON, AND I TOTALLY AGREE

For more details about light while learning photography, take a look at the course we are offering on this page: https://123photogo.com/complete-photo-courses/

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SECOND ITEM THAT IS IMPORTANT:

PHOTOGRAPH CONSTANTLY:

If you want to get good at photography, you have to take a lot of pictures. Take your camera everywhere. Learn to see a photo. The second course I have available with my detailed photos courses is : LEARN HOW TO “SEE” A PHOTO – THEN CREATE YOUR MASTERPIECE. https://123photogo.com/complete-photo-courses/

If you want to be a good photographer, you have to take a lot of photos. Practice, practice, practice is the key. And then take a look at your photos, all of them, and decide what you have to do to improve on them. It is a big key.

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Even though there are millions of photography courses all over the internet, it is still something that you can learn from: to see what each photographer will teach you that is their important key. If you learn all those great points from each photographer, you should become a great photographer.

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DEVELOPING YOUR EYE ! PART 1 OF A 10 PART SERIES:

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Today starts a whole 10 part series titled: “SEEING A PHOTO”. This is a series that WordPress had developed for photographers, to learn about the art of learning to see. It takes a lot to really see a photo when you don’t know what to look for. I love to see a real good photographer go into a remote place and see something that we just don’t see at all. And they take the photo and it’s amazing. This 10 part series will help us to see the different types of lighting, composition, and so forth. And it is set up so that you can practice with each one of these series. I would love for everyone to participate if you want to take the assignments in here. If you want to submit a photo as you practice these techniques, please submit your photo to: question.123photogo@gmail.com

And here is our first of a series of 10:

Day One: “Warmth” — The Quality of Light

Photography means “drawing with light.” When you take a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image. When we’re out and about, we often use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes.

The Hagia Sophia is an impressive mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. If you ever find yourself wandering inside, here’s what you’ll see when you look up:

The spotlights on the chandeliers — combined with lots of ambient and natural light filtering in from outside — create a warm scene of yellows and golds.

For your first shooting challenge, capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source. If the sun is nowhere to be found today, not to worry — interpret warmth in your own way.

Today’s Tip: Consider the direction and quality of light. Front light is great for outdoor landscapes and group portraits; a front-lit subject faces the light source, making it even-lit. Side light is fun to experiment with: the mix of light and shadow shows more depth and can create unexpected results.

Visit the resource page for details. Remember to tag your post with #developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

Here’s just another idea: While taking a walk at night time you will find that street lighting produces a warm light to the scene. Here is one I took, while walking the street one night: