I attend 8-9 art shows and festivals over the course of 12 months, I often hear comments from those who come through my booth how they wish they knew more about their camera, and photography in general.
I want to designate several blog posts throughout the year to offer some of my photo tips.
There are two key elements to consider when approaching photography:
1. Why am I taking this photograph?
2. How to I take this photograph in a way that conveys the why?
Over the next year I will dig deeper into these two questions. Sometimes photography can be overwhelming and complicated (there’s a lot I’ve yet to understand). I’m here to help overcome that. It’s ok to grow slow and take little stepping stones along the way.
Tip #1: The next time you pick up your camera, or your phone, start asking yourself: why am I taking this photograph? What drew me to the scene before me that I feel compelled to document it?