The Quick & Easy Guide to Better Digital Photography
Transform your photographs from dull and boring to being worthy of hanging on your wall. More
If you are frustrated with the results of your photography, you are not alone. Does this sound familiar? You're on a wonderful vacation in a beautiful resort, and you capture a whole lot of beautiful images of the water, the waves, the beach, the wonderful flora and fauna, and even some amazing sunsets. You can't wait to get back and view the photos on your computer, or maybe even on your TV. You're thinking a couple may just end up hanging on your wall.
Unfortunately, when you finally see the photographs full screen, you're disappointed. They don't look anything like what you remember. They're flat, 2 dimensional and frankly dull. What went wrong? The problem was you took a snapshot, you didn't make a photograph, and there is a huge difference.
I'm with you. I used to go through the same frustrations, nothing ever look as good as the real thing. So I decided to do something about it. I began to read photography books, I took courses, both live and online. I visited web site of photographers I admired, both current and past masters. I quickly discovered that there are certain techniques that are common to all great photographers, and once I started applying these techniques to my photography, my own images got progressively better and better. It wasn't rocket science, it wasn't complicated, and best of all it didn't take an investment in new camera gear to make it work.
If you have at least a medium priced compact camera, a point and shoot or better you can be taking better digital photographs today. This book is not the ultimate guide to photography, anyone who talks like that needs to check their ego at the door. This book is a starting place, an introduction to what you can do today to improve your photography. You can probably read it in under an hour, and be out practising what you learned.
It's not about the equipment, it is all about you, the photographer. I have seen photographs taken with point and shoot cameras that absolutely blow away images taken with expensive high end DSLR cameras. Once you learn the basics, you are on your way to becoming a better photographer, regardless of the camera you are using.
Next is many photographers become stuck on what to photograph. It is the photography equivilant of writers block. We have covered that as well. Once you have learned the basic rules of photography that we talk about in this guide, such as the rule of thirds, and just when the "magic hour" happens, what accessories you absolutely must have, we will help you out with a detailed list of suggested photographic projects for you to try that will get your creative juices flowing.
So, if you are looking to start making photographs that you are proud to showcase, rather than just taking some snapshots you probably won't look at again, never mind show them to others, this book is your starting point.
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