Stop using a camera, start making photos!!!

The tools of the photographer are his/her language and not the camera itself!!!

 

WE put on one lens instead of another to include one thing and exclude others.

WE choose one moment over another.

WE choose what we focus on, and what we blur.

The ways in which we can tell a story are endless, and each time the camera does what WE ask of it.

We begin, most of us, learning photography as the art of using a camera, figuring out the buttons and dials and learning to focus and expose.It’s a first, necessary stage.

The mechanics are the tools of craft, but the language is the tool of art.

 

Learn why the orientation and ratio of your frame helps tell your story…

Learn how to use scale and proportion…

Learn to tell stories…

Learn about colour…

I blame the poets for pushing me further, for drawing me out of my technical pursuit and into something so much richer…

 

They too master the technical stuff – the verbs, the grammar, the pens, the word processors.

Using a pen is not the point, even using it really, really well…

You might even lead workshops in pen-use, and write a blog. You could probably fill bookshelves with books about using pens. And you could do this without ever writing a poem, without ever writing a novel…

SAME FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS…

Stop obsessing about the gear and start finding excitement in finding great moments, new approaches to composition, and great light.

 

Breaking rules for the sake of breaking rules isn’t usually art; it’s just anarchy. And following rules for the sake of following rules is just mindless conformity.

 

THINK of those points mentioned above, they will make you think deeply on how you can improve your photography!

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