One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to continue to expand my photographs skills and attitudes. I’m glad to say I’m adhering to this committment. Last week I downloaded Adobe Photoshop LightRoom 5.0 image processing software and also plan to go ahead and buy a book to learn how it works. When I first opened LR it looked very intimidating, but I’m sure it can be tamed. So that got started, and I’m happy that I took that first step.
My second step was to enroll in a twenty-five-hour seminar dubbed, Fundamentals of Photograph 2015 with professional photographer John Greengo. It is one of the most comprehensive seminars I have found while surfing the Web in search of photography training. The seminar consists of a wide choice of themes covered over a period of five days. They start at 12.00 middday till 07:00 p.m. with brief breakups to catch some breath and rest the brain.
Even though mastering the technical side of photography is essential if you are serious about taking excellent pictures, it is also important to develop the characteristics of a photographer. According to John Greengo, the following are the ten most important characteristics of a photographer:
I have some of these attributes, but lack others. During the year I know that I will have to invest more time developing the weak spots and carry out my goal of becoming a decent photographer. Meanwhile, I will spend the upcoming days following the steps of Good Photography:
- Learn the fundamentals of photography
- Learn how to operate my two cameras
- Learn how to see like a photographer
- Learn the field skills
- Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot…
That’s it guys. There’s plenty of work ahead. Good Day.