Besides knowing to use a camera, a photographer needs to have certain qualities in order to be successful. Some of the characteristics are creativity, patience, willingness to learn, eye for details, passion, open to constructive critiques and many more. The views and thoughts on this topic may differ and hence we have put together a collection of articles that highlight some desirable qualities every good photographer should have.
One skill that even the best photographers often lack is that of editing, or more precisely, editing your own photography. This isn’t editing that has anything to do with post-processing in Photoshop. The kind of editing I’m referring to here deals with the decisions you make as someone who works with a visual medium. How […]
I wonder if you feel like I do, a little frustrated at times. Frustrated, why I hear you ask? Well, let me explain. The first image below this paragraph is of Durham Cathedral. Looks like a nice picture, right? Good composition, lovely exposure, great color, and perfect focus. So what’s wrong with it I hear […]
If you’re in any way at all like the average human, a smartphone has become the center of your personal universe. Because of that, you need to learn to organize the camera roll! Ironically, actually talking on the phone is usually at the bottom of the list of things people do with their devices. Sure, […]
What is a photo project exactly? Photo-a-day projects are often something that people start at the beginning of the year, usually as part of a series of resolutions aimed at becoming a better photographer. Whether it’s a 365 project designed to take you straight through to another year, or a shorter 30-day project, the goal […]
So what is a photographic burnout? A while ago, I wrote an article about the six stages of becoming a photographer. It was a wry, tongue-in-cheek look at the journey we make towards becoming a “tog”. Whilst the article was humorous, it was very much grounded in real life. A lot of the points I […]