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Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Hi everyone, I've being doing photography for about a year. I am wanting to expand my knowledge.
Jan 17 13 02:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


Well, as far as the track you're on, it looks pretty good. A great way to learn, is to assist a local photographer in your area, or join a photo club. Then, you get face time with working professionals that can guide you and teach you. There are a ton of books on the subject, and one Author I suggest you look up is Brian Peterson. His book on Understanding Exposure is a great resource. Also, use the "Search" function in the forums to see if anyone else has had the same questions as yourself. Read through those, you'll learn quite a bit. Good luck to you!
Jan 17 13 02:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Very helpful information. Thank you so much for your time and the response.
Jan 17 13 02:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kev Lawson
Posts: 7,194
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Sasha R Expressions  wrote:
Hi everyone, I've being doing photography for about a year. I am wanting to expend my knowledge.

Hi Sasha and welcome to MM.

If you would like users to give you more relevant feedback, you should post in the Critique forum. MM has a rule against providing critiques in other area's of the site so here you will just get basic "looks good to me" type responses. smile

As the poster above me mentioned, read, read and read some more. Learning lighting/exposure and composition are really the basics.

Jan 17 13 02:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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MichaelClements
Posts: 1,739
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Photographer meet Strobe. Strobe meet Photographer.
Jan 17 13 02:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Thanks to your response (UltimateAppeal) as well. I am doing exactly that!!
Jan 17 13 03:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pantaleoni Photographer
Posts: 75
San Diego, California, US


Keep shooting.

Disclaimer!  I'm a huge fan of photo editing.  I use Adobe's Photoshop and am a member of National Association of Photoshop Professionals.  (OK, let's get real about that: to become a NAPP member, pay the dues.  That! type of professional.)

Keep shooting.

IF you haven't tried some type of photo editing (and there is at least Corel as a competitor to Adobe), you might look about to see 'what it is' - and how you like it.  (See my disclaimer of my prejudice.)

Keep shooting.

You've already had the suggestion of finding local clubs, associations and the like.  Excellent idea and please do that. 

Oh, and before I forget it, keep shooting.
Jan 17 13 03:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Supermodel Photographer
Posts: 3,309
Oyster Bay, New York, US


Sasha R Expressions  wrote:
I am wanting to expend my knowledge.

I suspect that you may have expended it already and could use a new expense account.

Jan 17 13 03:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Pantaleoni Photographer wrote:
Keep shooting.

Disclaimer!  I'm a huge fan of photo editing.  I use Adobe's Photoshop and am a member of National Association of Photoshop Professionals.  (OK, let's get real about that: to become a NAPP member, pay the dues.  That! type of professional.)

Keep shooting.

IF you haven't tried some type of photo editing (and there is at least Corel as a competitor to Adobe), you might look about to see 'what it is' - and how you like it.  (See my disclaimer of my prejudice.)

Keep shooting.

You've already had the suggestion of finding local clubs, associations and the like.  Excellent idea and please do that. 

Oh, and before I forget it, keep shooting.

Thanks for your response. I try to not edit my photos unless I have to. My goal is to learn how to best capture the moment in quality more consistently.

Jan 17 13 03:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Supermodel Photographer wrote:

I suspect that you may have expended it already and could use a new expense account.

not sure what you mean by that

Jan 17 13 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fleming Design
Posts: 1,072
Hartford, Connecticut, US


Supermodel Photographer wrote:
I suspect that you may have expended it already and could use a new expense account.

+1.

OP, you haven't pushed yourself much in the year.  Hell 5 of your shots are minimal self portraits. Is the problem the lazy model or the lazy photographer.  Make some effort to show you have a viewpoint.

Jan 17 13 04:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fleming Design
Posts: 1,072
Hartford, Connecticut, US


DP
Jan 17 13 04:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Fleming Design wrote:
DP

so what you saying i can use a better choice on the angle of the shot? what does extra expenses going to do?

Jan 17 13 05:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


In your OP, you said, "Expend my knowledge....." The proper term would have been to "Expand" your knowledge. Expend is to spend. Expand is to widen, broaden, enhance, etc. LOL

Fleming Design is saying, you've done the beginner stuff, you've done the cliches, the "safe" shots, now go out and shoot! Shoot, Shoot, Shoot! Create your own vision and style. Every moment that the camera is NOT in your hand, is a missed opportunity. That's how you learn. People can tell you what an f-stop is, you can read it in a book, watch a video online, but if you don't see it in action and put it to use, you'll never really learn it. IMO of course...
Jan 17 13 06:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jason B Forbes
Posts: 204
New York, New York, US


Doing great so far!
Jan 17 13 06:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Caveman Creations wrote:
In your OP, you said, "Expend my knowledge....." The proper term would have been to "Expand" your knowledge. Expend is to spend. Expand is to widen, broaden, enhance, etc. LOL

Fleming Design is saying, you've done the beginner stuff, you've done the cliches, the "safe" shots, now go out and shoot! Shoot, Shoot, Shoot! Create your own vision and style. Every moment that the camera is NOT in your hand, is a missed opportunity. That's how you learn. People can tell you what an f-stop is, you can read it in a book, watch a video online, but if you don't see it in action and put it to use, you'll never really learn it. IMO of course...

I am a Russian immigrant, give me a break lol wink..I didn't catch that. I appreciate the time you took to respond.

Jan 17 13 06:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Jason B Forbes wrote:
Doing great so far!

Thank you!

Jan 17 13 07:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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