Summary – Unless you just bought your first camera, you don’t need a(nother) book on exposure and focus. In fact check this blog’s table of contents – all of that info is there in excruciating detail. For what you should read, read on….
Kandinsky Made Me Do It
From the camera, not from Photoshop
What? How? Curious?
Probably not unless you’ve acquired a taste for abstracts
Good photos require more than good technical skills
Modern digital cameras are so good
You actually have to try to mess-up in order to
Make a technically bad photograph
A good photo, in the technical sense,
Is on one hand – easy to make
On the other – a pretty low goal for a photographer
If you’re into competitions
It’s just the first hurdle (of four), Craftsmanship
How about Composition, Creativity, & Communication?
That’s up to you and not the camera
Moving beyond a technically competent photo
It takes study and practice – lots & lots of practice
For the most part, don’t bother with photography books
Study the master painters and view their work
Composition via osmosis 😉
Not via a book of rules (1/3’s 😦 )
Learn (read) how your brain works when it comes to
Vision and emotion
Your camera will take care of the rest if you let it
Else, this blog’s TOC will lead to all you need – and more
No emotion = Ordinary image (regardless of technical proficiency)
If you are a by-the-numbers, by-the-book person
Your images will rarely
Reach out and touch someone – even yourself
Have you ever gotten choked up (I’m serious)
While looking through the view finder
Even with an inanimate subject or scene?
Yes? – then you know what I’m talking about
No? – you never will have feel emotion
As long as your f/stop is foremost in your mind
Speaking of emotion –
🙂 😉 😦 😐 🙄
Somewhere to start your study –
A few examples from on my bookshelf
Note the bookends
The Louvre & a Neuroscience Nobel Prize Winner
Highlighted at top
A definitive work on Seeing
Just added this week (thanks to a suggestion by Guy Tal)
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