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 09/30/2008 02:04 PM -0400

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Milton's Top Ten List

Rules for successful photography (Back)

 

  1. 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

  2. But love your camera anyway—know the tools of your trade.

  3. Buy the best lenses you can afford. Good glass makes a difference. Upgrade your other equipment later.

  4. Practice, practice, practice—persistence eventually wins over talent (tortoise and hare theory). 

  5. Study the masters to see what they did right. Mine were Ansel Adams and Elliot Porter. I recommend them.

  6. F/22 and be there. (OK-OK, F/8 if you’re still using film—but BE THERE!)

  7. Know the rules of composition—and when to break them.

  8. 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.

  9. Early to bed and early to rise, put the dawning sun before you eyes. (It is the best time and light.)

  10. 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.

For a more detailed list CLICK HERE (Requires Adobe Acrobat 5.0 or later.)

   

Happy imaging!

       Milton Heiberg

   

 

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