Part of photography, or any new thing you are learning, is overcoming limits. Sometimes that means pushing your boundaries, getting out of your comfort zone, and doing things that scare you a bit. In this article we’ll explore 6 ways you can overcome some of these fears, and move forward with your photography.
This month’s photography challenge is about honing your powers of observation and learning to see – not only light but moments. You might even get to try out your patience. Find out how to participate and be eligible to win the prize by clicking through to the article.
This challenge is about shooting in monochrome. In the golden days of film, black and white was very popular with many photographers. Shooting in monochrome strips the image down to the real basics – light, tone and form. It forces you to look at your subject differently and really see what the light is doing. Part of your challenge this month is to use this tool to learn to see light.
15 Photography Mistakes and How to Correct or Avoid Them – video of a live class from photographer Jeff Cable sponsored by B&H Photo in NYC. See if you are guilty of any of these and learn how to adjust so you can take better photos.
I asked a recent photo tour participant Jana Allingham why she went on the trip and what she got out of it. She shares her thoughts on learning more about photography, her experiences with the people of Nicaragua and her images with us. Interestingly enough, in her interview she states how important picking up your camera every day is to moving your craft forward. This was the subject of a recent photography challenge here on Digital Photo Mentor and Jana certainly saw the value of it on the tour.