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3 Stupidly Simple Reasons Why Most People’s Photography Does Not Improve


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Jesper

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Point 3 stopped me getting a shot of a crazy looking ninja techno hells angel who's face was covered in tattoo's riding a monstrously large (or maybe he was small!) black matt Harley at the weekend, although i think it was his reaction to that of any onlookers i was more concerned about......Yeps, going to have to get over that.



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I used to carry a point and shoot...got some good pix with it...My iPhone is my new point and shoot and the point and shoot now hangs out in our RV just in case we need a more capable camera than the phone.  The phone doesn't do everything the point and shoot did, but I always have it and it does a decent enough job.  

 

A month or two ago I was attending a wedding.  I am very good friends with the groom's family and, while the bride's family had hired a photographer for the wedding, they asked me if I would consider bringing my cameras and shooting some additional photos.  We planned this pretty far in advance and then discovered that my son's Senior Prom was the same day as the wedding.  I picked up a used kit lens (18-135) and put it on my D7000 so my wife could shoot some prom photos.  I've actually taken to keeping that setup most of the time to the extent that I'm starting to carry it more frequently.  I also put my EyeFi card in it for quick transition.  I find myself reaching for it over my phone if time permits.



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The RX100 cameras are ideal for having a camera with you.  I really want to pick one up, someday.  



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Case in point: I was watching one of the oh so many bowl games, and so bored to death, started playing with my D90. Took some shots of the Poinsettia my Mom had sent me for Christmas. Tried natural light and slow speed. As mentioned by Alden, "You'll be amazed how many opportunities arise."


I'm nitpicking. But, what's "natural" about light coming from a light bulb? I don't know what bugs me about that term, "Natural Light", maybe its because I was brought up with the term, "Available Light".

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I have taken this advice to heart: slow down and keep your eyes open, and have your camera with you and ready to shoot.

You'll be amazed how many opportunities arise.

I completely agree. Since I have read this article, I've really tried to take it slow and actually look at my surroundings. It's cool to see thugs in different ways. I just went out shooting last night and I think I'll do it again today. It's just peaceful and relaxing.

And just because I'm excited, I'll tell ya I just ordered a Sigma 70-300mm and a Nikkor 35mm f1.8 prime lens and I cannot wait to get out and shoot with them.