Before we begin this adventure, I have a confession.  I don’t use PhotoShop.  In fact, I don’t know the first thing about the photo editing program so you won’t find PhotoShop tutorials here.  For me, learning to be a photographer is knowing and understanding the settings on your camera – exposure, ISO, aperture, white balance, and focus.  The more years of experience you have as a photographer the more all of these setting become second nature to you.  If you can master the settings of your camera and also master splendid composition, there is little need for much photo editing because you are taking great photos, to begin with.

So, why are we here?  Why am I doing this?

One answer is easy  –  I’d like to use my experience as a professional travel photographer to help you create remarkable images.

With knowledge, experimenting with new ideas and interesting techniques we are going to make your photographs more creative and unique.  When you give your photographs an artistic touch – all within the camera – it opens a new window to the world of photography.

Photography is a creative field of study.  You can not just turn on your camera and expect magic to happen.  Wouldn’t it be cool, if it would?  It takes time and practice.

Photography is about the frame you put around an image, yet the story doesn’t end there.  It goes beyond the frame, through a kind of intuition.  It captures the gesture of a particular moment and conveys a message through careful thought and emphasis on certain key features.  It says – LOOK!   This Photo Is Special!  Some of you may even say kick-ass.

This is why we are here – to get you to the special part by learning to see in a new way.  By that, I mean mastering composition.

When you make a composition, there are countless possibilities.  This series of blog posts is designed for helping you explore the possibilities.


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