Where did you learn to take photos

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by nikon90s, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. motcon

    motcon TPF Noob!

    Jul 18, 2003
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    usa. soon to be a euro boy.
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    there is a balance between art (composition, etc) and the technical (exposure, etc). as one progresses the other must eventually catch up or your work will stagnate.

    i was fortunate to once have dated an architect. she beat composition into me. from the golden mean, to converging verticals, to spatial juxtaposition; she had a field day with me. and i thank her for it. i've asked and observed what other photographers read/have read. i have close to two dozen books on the subject and refer to them often. i started with a konica tc camera with an in camera, general meter. i had to compensate my exposures based on 'gut'. that taught me a lot so that when i bought my f100, i was so tickled that i shot film until my viewfinder eye clouded over.

    shooting a lot helps. shooting a lot using every bit of knowledge that you have up to that point helps much more.


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