It’s that time of the year and if you have a photographer in your life, I have some suggestions for you.
If your photographer mostly shoots landscapes, a tripod and a set of graduated filters are no-brainers.
The trouble with my suggestion of a tripod is this. They can be expensive.
You should only be buying a tripod once hopefully it’s just like marriage.
But just like in real life, we sometimes have more than 1 spouse and we often misplace our photo toys. My feeling is that it’s best to buy the best tripod you can afford because they really don’t break. Continue reading Christmas toys for photographers→
Regardless of your skill level, all these are relevant.
So here are my suggestions for improving your photography
Seek out positive mentors. There are so many out there but not all are compatible with your way of thinking
Bring your camera with you everywhere. You’re dropped a fortune on it already, it doesn’t cost you anything to tote it everywhere, use it
Break down pictures you like, specifically ask yourself what was used to take the picture. You may be surprised with the workarounds that exist that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Read more about how I made this picture of water polo player Nicholas.
If there is a valid excuse, well, I was working full time teaching at a high school.
I’m back everyone
Not too much has changed.
I’m happy that ugly election is over. Now it’s time to get over the mindset, “if you’re not with us, you’re against us.”
I haven’t been posting a lot of work on Facebook because there’s good reason.
I’ve been posting more of my work on Instagram, so if you’re using Instagram follow me there and I’ll follow back.
The 6-month teaching stint was a great experience.
Though I didn’t enjoy the inherent problems of teaching at a high school like discipline, it gave me an even bigger appreciation of what teachers do day in and day out.
Parents are the primary teacher in life. They are the ones who set the standard of what is acceptable behavior. When they defer that responsibility to the teacher in school, I’m afraid that child is lost.
Because at the high school level, there can be no teaching happening in class when there is no discipline.