Lately, more and more people have been asking me for photography lessons.
Knowing how to do something, and teaching it are two completely different things.
I think I'm becoming a better teacher though.
(Although, with photography there's always a lot more to learn no matter what level you're at. Trust me, I realize I still have a lifetime of learning ahead of me.)
In any case, I thought you might like to see a few of the photos I took recently while on a combined photo walk/lesson. In small print under each photo, I've added what aspect of photography I was trying to demonstrate at the time. (For you non-photographers, just ignore the small print and enjoy the photos.)
My student was a just-beginning photographer.
(Go high or go low vs. taking all your photos at eye level.)
I intentionally let there be a little lens flare in the above photo. I'm weird like that.
I love the sun-weathered sign.
(Difficult lighting – what do you do when metering isn't clear-cut?)
Morning light shining under the pier. No, I didn't alter the colors in this photo … the ocean really did look golden-ish with the morning sun on it.
The exact same photo in black and white …
(How you post-process a photo can make a huge difference in the emotions a photo evokes.)
Do you, personally, prefer the above photo in color or black and white?
Railroad tracks on the ocean's edge.
And what good are railroad tracks …
(Object in motion, approaching you.)
Without a train?
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