“The new semester begun and I am taking my first photography course in college. My assignment for the week entailed: purchasing a Canon Power Shot SX 170 camera with a memory card and tripod. Unfortunately, the camera cannot fit due to its small size.
The cost to buy supplies for any college courses are off the Richter Scale, expensive wise. When I ask myself “What will I learn from this class,” I have to understand the fundamental basics of photography, adapt to the camera and use Adobe Photoshop which will enrich my photos on a professional level.
And I will learn about unknown professional photographers who built their careers through an enormous amount of training, practice and receiving constructive critique in order to become successful in the industry of arts. Those topics are what I will be learning this semester. I am excited about being educated based upon the elements of photography and the passion to which photographers strive for capturing the essence and beauty of life.”
Just because you might consider yourself an “amateur” photographer does not mean that you cannot publish your work online to share with the world. You have every right to publish what you think is appropriate and a magnificent piece of art work.
1. Be original
2. Express your creativity not just through your photos, but through description and depiction. (What do you see?)
3. Create a story
I know this is only a short post, but I just want amateur photographers to know that it is great to brag about your pictures online, even though there will be times someone will criticize you. Constructive criticism is acceptable because you can learn from professional photographers who have a blog, too and it is never too late to ask for a second opinion.
Have fun and keep snapping them photos. Remember the quote: “Pictures are worth a thousand words.”