Monday, October 31, 2011

Lessons Learned :: Cedar Rapids Photographer

So I haven't posted in a while. I just haven't been feeling very creative or inspired. That also means my camera has undergone a bit of neglect and that is why there isn't a post for my October pics. I hope to make up for it with this post.

Although I have not been into photography very long, I have learned a heap of things. The learning curve has been pretty steep so far and I don't want to forget the things I have learned. So... I am writing of few of the lessons down so that I can take them to heart. And... if you can gain anything, great!

#1 ~ When I feel like I fail as a photographer, that isn't necessarily bad. What I need to do: Stop despairing and start learning! Feeling bad about my photography is just a springboard to keep learning new stuff. Truth is, there is always more to learn!

#2 ~ Getting out and taking pictures is the very best way to learn. Experiment and try new things! If you have a digital camera you have no excuse.

# 3 ~ Manual is the best. If there is specific way you want your photo to look, you have complete control.

#4 ~ I need to find what works for me, my style, my voice. It doesn't work to copy others.

#5 ~ Photography is more than just taking a picture. It is interacting with people. A great portrait is the result of a human connection.

#6 ~One of the best ways to learn something is to explain it to someone else. ;)

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