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The 100 Things I've Learned About Photography Challenge

I have just read a very inspiring, thoughtful and experience based set of tips about photography.

It's a list of 100 things that one photographer has learned over the years, from the technical to the philosophical to the pragmatic; it's interesting to see that some things on the list are still a mystery to me, whereas others would have been a mystery only a few months ago; progress is the roll backing of ignorance and lack of understanding, perhaps?

The complete article, along with a handful of stunning images can be found here:

http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/100-things-ive-learned-about-photography/

by Martin Gommel

 

 

 

Some appetisers:

 

Never do photography to become a rock-star.

Always stay calm

Know that you tend to overestimate yourself

Don’t be afraid of getting dirty

Henri Cartier-Bresson was right when he said that “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

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Check it out. And for those still beginning to understand the technical language of photography, I would say don't worry if you don't understand all of it. Learning anything from it at all is worthwhile, the author addresses quite a few hurdles that I've already experienced in the short time I've been shooting with purpose.

TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 18 Responses Mar 17, 2008

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Wow this was a really great post. Thank you so much for sharing this! I am impressed with how much some people know about photography Asbury park. I have been considering photography as a career but I don't think I'm experienced enough yet.

www.photo-extremist.com is also an amazing website. Evan is an amazing teacher.

Every tips needed for a start, everything that could be of help is all intact. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you for sharing this.....Photography is kinda therapeutic for me. I've recently moved from a Point&Shoot to a Semi-pro/prosumer Nikon.

Thanks so much for the link. Till I went halfway through it I thought I knew a hell of a lot, realized I knew Bu.... all at the end of it. Thanks again.

Ive just treated myself to a new Njkon digital firing off some shots at the port on my way home from the shop. Very excited about this and just wanna start uploading to a dedicated album in my profile. Hope others here do the same as i love seeing pics from EPers.

I am a beginner photographer and have had my camera for just under 10 months now and think I might be very close to the 10000 mark. There are loads of helpful sites on the internet that has made my experience so much easier. I joined the digital photography school site about 6 months ago and receive regular mails from them. I have won the photo of the week in our local newspaper and a pet photo competition in the the home magazine and am very proud of myself. I love trying different angles, so I am always getting dirty. I have a tripod and a macro lense on my wish list.

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Just remember its not just the gear your shooting with. I have seen guys take great pics with just a point and shoot. My D3000 isnt anywhere near a D90. I like all the features of the D90 but until I get decent or better with my D3000 I wont dump the money. on bigger gear.

whitecpl<br />
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Just remember its not just the gear your shooting with. I have seen guys take great pics with just a point and shoot. My D3000 isnt anywhere near a D90. I like all the features of the D90 but until I get decent or better with my D3000 I wont dump the money. on bigger gear.

very encouraging! I am really wanting the D 90 Nikon... After reading this I should just get better first?

good insight thanks

OH MY GOSH..!!! LOLZZ I LOVE PHOTAGRAPHY TOO.. WELL TO BE HONEST I LIKE TAKING PRICUTRES OF MY SELF OR EIATHER PEOPLE'S REACTIONS ON THIER FACES .. THATS THE ONLY THING IN PHOTAGRAPHY .. I AM GOOD IN...!!

It does make me wonder how well that saying translates into digital. If it's about prints that I would *develop*, I've probably only take ten or twenty photographs. :P<br />
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I think that how quickly one reaches that figure has a lot to do with the subject matter though. Lately I've been shooting a lot of street-type photography, mainly 'finds' rather than scenes, which means I can go out every day of the week, to the same place, and find 200 fr<x>ames.<br />
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Because of that I'm probably at about 5000 images in just the past three months. Of the 5000 fr<x>ames I've shot this year, I have maybe two good photographs and no remarkable ones. Ten good images? A couple of hundred ok shots? Most of the time I feel like I'm doing sketches for when I can control my technique better.<br />
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I think what happens is that novice photographers like myself have to churn through a certain mass of images before they can learn to reject a shot because they can recognise that too many elements are wrong. (Although I think if one feels it, shoot it! is a good approach no matter what...)

10,000! I've just checked. 1800 since April 2002. That's 600 per year. I'll be leaning on the tripod when I get to 10 000.<br />
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Out of 1800, only a handful of what I regard as remarkable.<br />
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Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

Thank you so much for sharing *__*

The 'challenge aspect' comes with the 100th tip that he offers: write your own 100 things list!<br />
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For some of us, I think that might be better phrased as 'start' your own 100 things list. Maybe once I hit the 10 000 photo mark!

I do love photography and apprecaite the tips... thank you