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for successful photography
Love your subject more than
your camera. (Learn all you can about your subject whether it’s a person,
place, or plant.) A good photograph will show the passion
But love your camera
anyway—know the tools of your trade.
Buy the best lenses you can
afford. Good glass makes a difference. Upgrade your other equipment later.
practice—persistence eventually wins over talent (tortoise and hare
Study the masters to see what
they did right. Mine were Ansel Adams and Elliot Porter. I recommend them.
F/22 and be there. (OK-OK, F/8
if you’re still using film—but
Know the rules of
composition—and when to break them.
Think in Black and White—then
add color as your embroidery. i.e., think in terms of forms of composition. Use color, but don’t be dazzled by it.
Early to bed and early to
rise, put the dawning sun before you eyes. (It is the best time and light.)
Don’t let bad weather keep you
home. (Easy for me to say—I live in Florida.) Some of my best mood shots
were taken with approaching or clearing storms.
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