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PhotograPhy is about learning to see in a new and
different way. The first step is to free your picture taking from the constraints
of what you think makes a good shot.
These first exercises are like using a sketchbook and doodling to warm you
up—something to “get your pencil moving,” as Carla says. Set your camera to
auto, don’t think about the rules, and start clicking.
Let loose and cast a wide net. Venture into situations you don’t normally
shoot in. Carry your camera around and make a quick capture of everything
that catches your eye. Let your first impulse guide you and grab the shot before
your analytical mind starts giving orders. Shoot a lot!
Also, take some time to look at what you shot. You don’t need to show the
images to anyone, organize them into an album, or keep them. Just spend some
time with each shot and identify the things that you like, don’t like, didn’t
notice in the scene, or were surprised by.
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Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
—Henri Cartier-Bresson
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PhotograPhy is about learning to see in a new and
different way. The first step is to free your picture taking from the constraints
of what you think makes a good shot.
These first exercises are like using a sketchbook and doodling to warm you
up—something to “get your pencil moving,” as Carla says. Set your camera to
auto, don’t think about the rules, and start clicking.
Let loose and cast a wide net. Venture into situations you don’t normally
shoot in. Carry your camera around and make a quick capture of everything
that catches your eye. Let your first impulse guide you and grab the shot before
your analytical mind starts giving orders. Shoot a lot!
Also, take some time to look at what you shot. You don’t need to show the
images to anyone, organize them into an album, or keep them. Just spend some
time with each shot and identify the things that you like, don’t like, didn’t
notice in the scene, or were surprised by.
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Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
—Henri Cartier-Bresson
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