I learned a few lessons during my week of taking photographs around town.
- Photography is not easy.
- When I thought I captured a great image, more often than not it was a poor image.
- If I took 30 shots, I was lucky if at least one turned out fine.
- Practice and repetition is key.
- Taking the same shot from different angles is important.
- Natural light is everything.
My Next Steps
I’m going back to reading books and writing books (and writing about books), but I’m not giving up on photography.
- I’ve been watching Fundamentals of Photography by the Great Courses Plus. If you don’t have Great Courses Plus, I highly recommend it. You can take courses (without homework!!) on any subject imaginable (writing, cooking, photography, history, law…) taught by preeminent scholars, lecturers and experts. I’m also watching A History of Eastern Europe (fascinating!!). If you already have Amazon Prime, then Great Courses Plus is only $7.99 a month, but you get a month for free to try it out.
- I will keep taking photographs, but I will spare you any more of my mediocre pictures.
How did you learn your photography skills? Do you have any lessons to share?
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