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my advice to everyone who wants to improve their photography

Discussion in 'General Photography Discussion' started by the-real-pixelcatcher, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. the-real-pixelcatcher

    the-real-pixelcatcher Member

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    I love photography and teaching photography. I have taught photography to more than 3000 people since 2007. During the years I created a guide on the key components that improve your photography. Things that pro photographers have all learned in many many years during their carreer have been compressed into that.




    Appreciate your feedback!
    Cheers, Michael
     
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    Ouch! A breach of site etiquette?
     
  3. the-real-pixelcatcher

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    well... I don't mind if this gets deleted if someone thinks this content it not helpful ...

    As for me... I am passionate about photography and providing value to others.
     
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    Sound advice, although you can use zoom lenses like primes too: Set it to a specific focal length and leave it there. The specific take-away in doing that is to develop a sense for your lens' field-of-view. This lets you automatically move to the right place before you even take your camera to your eye. And if you do, your framing will be very close to what you imagined.

    I love my primes - using a zoom just takes a little more discipline. ;) But I still like my primes better, they just give me that little extra in image quality that adds pizzazz to my pictures.
     
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    Good tips. Very true and good advice.
     
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    I really enjoyed it.
    Simple and well delivered.

    If I was to take only one thing from the lessons it would be to "move my a$$". ( :
    I'm going to.
     
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    Two thumbs up
    I like the tip about image editing
     
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    Good points and nicely delivered. I agree with everything here; especially the advice to "move your ass. It does not have to be far, you can be a tourist in your own town, but Michael is right, you have to get out and shoot.
     
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    tip #10...set up rolls of background paper for a great background !!!!
     
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    Very good, common sense thoughts. I am sure though that I will never adhere to tip #4.... I enjoy mashing buttons and sliding slides too much to stop now... ;-)
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts. I always appreciate someone who takes the time to help others.
     
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    ABSOLUTELY agree on the zoom advice. NOT the advice in the vid, but the advice to shoot lots of pics at only one range and keep your HANDS OFF the zoom ring :)

    i do this a LOT with a 24-120 F4 zoom i have
    i will go out all day at only 24, then another day at 85, then a day at 120.
    - you can have a few primes ready to go if you start with a quality zoom and compose with your feet instead of that ring !!!
    - keeps your sensor (and mirror if u have one) cleaner too :)
     
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    wow, so much awesome feedback, guys. thank you so much.
    I'm pretty excited this video got such a great response.

    keep shooting, guys!
    cheers!
     
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