Today’s digital photography tip came from a lecture series I attended two years ago at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. While work has never allowed me to take time off and attend a week-long seminar on photography. St. John’s puts on their Monday night lecture series throughout the summer with some incredible tips from world-renowned photographers.
This little nugget of truth will allow you to embrace the finer points of framing and composition, will teach you dedication and persistence and will allow you to becaome intimately familiar with the controls of your camera as though it were an extension of your hands. Grab a pen and a piece of paper, your going to need to right this one down. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
Are you back? Okay, here it comes…
“Shoot two pictures a week.”
Sounds easy, right?
These days everyone has almost two cameras readily available, one on their cell phone, and another portable. But when was the last time you actually took the time to burn two simple, free, non-time-consuming basic everyday photographs?
This simple rule will help you with composition, lighting, familiarity with the camera controls, and, more importantly, it’ll help you keep your wits about you when you come across the one thing you really can’t live without a picture of.
“The picture’s too dark, what do I need to change to make it brighter?”
With two pictures a week, next time you’ll know.