I learned how to use a camera at a very young age. I was 8. My mother showed me how to advance the film before pressing the button, and to look in the view finder to make sure the exposure is correct. It was not until much much later that I found out what an ASA (today’s ISO) is. Throughout this many many years of photographing people, places and things here is what I learned;
1. Take the time to enjoy the view and put the camera down.
2. Always have a camera, even a small one. You’ll never know when a deer decides to walk your path.
3. Almost everyone is uncomfortable in front of a camera.
4. Children will give you the most genuine smile if you are willing to be silly.
5. Nature has many angles, look for one.
6. Take pictures for yourself not for others.
7. Breathe before clicking. Especially at weddings.
8. It doesn’t matter if it’s Cannon, Nikon, Sony or Pentax as long as you know how to use it.
9. Use a lens hood. It’s not only for sun glare but it protects your lens if you accidentally drop your lens.
10. Smile. People you are photographing will smile too.Tags: animals, children, lessons, lifestyle, photographerslife, photography, scenery, seattle photographer, selfie