I’m sure that you’ve all heard it before: “Amazing photographic opportunities are everywhere! All you have to do is open your eyes to see them!”
But, if you’re like me at all, it’s not always that simple. I don’t always feel like I see these opportunities. I don’t always feel the images around me.
Or, I’ll see an amazing photo that someone else has taken and it’s like dirt or a rusty old bike or something like that and it’s a really nice image. But, if I try to take a similar image, I can look at it and it’s perfectly composed and exposed and yet it still just looks like dirt or a rusty bike or whatever. And I wonder if someone else would see it differently. What am I missing?
And, then there are the times when, thankfully, it just works. An image works out. And, the feeling is wonderful.
And, I wonder if there is a way to kick-up, increase the chances of those wonderful moments. A way to get to that flow…
With that in mind, I’m just finished watching a video by Gavin Hooey that talks about his photographic process, from camera to computer. It talks about how he uses Photoshop and a bit of imagination to get to a photographic result.
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f you are just getting started in photography, exposure is one of the first things you need learn.
But even beyond that, getting a good handle on exposure and how the different components of exposure work together is essential if you want to take control of your photography and the images that you are creating.