Post by alien_scream on Oct 18, 2007 11:08:47 GMT 8
awesome shot joey. wish i was like you.
nice pics too small. the picture with a 4X4 truck, where is that?
and here are tips from a fellow photographer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Develop your photography further! Join a camera club!
I always see people that are eager to learn photography but don’t have the venue to learn all about it.
Here are some basic reasons on why you should join a club.
1. Improve your photography
Joining a club will surely improve your photography. Seeing how others shoot and studying their different shooting styles give you an insight to their photography. You will be able to compare different styles and effects that photographers do and choose the one that you are comfortable with. The contest “themes” will give you a window to the photographer's mind and how he thinks the interpretation and execution will always be different because these are expressions of their own creative styles.
2. Meet new friends that share the same passion
When joining a club, you will meet new people that share the same passion of photography and can keep this passion alive. It is hard to shoot by yourself and share your work if no one is interested. In joining a club, you have an audience, a friend and a teacher all rolled up into one.
3. Increase your confidence
Showing of your photos and learning from each contest will give you the confidence to be able to present your style and photographic work to others. As you build your confidence you will also build up your own style and in turn build up your photographic identity to others.
4. Explore the world together
Sometimes you are given the opportunity to go travel as a group and explore different places and share these places thru your photography. At times you are invited to On-the-spot shooting contests which are usually done out of town. These are some of the things that put your creative juices to the test. Showing the world thru your eyes is always a reward in itself.
In a club you will learn humility. Not everyone will like your style and the expensive cameras are at par with any digital or film camera. The photographer's eye is what counts. It is the theme execution that counts. You will always be judged and will not always be on top. This is what drives you to perform better and want to outdo the others.
6. Learn for Free
The club is where you can go and learn for free by asking questions on how the photos were taken, presented or how it was shot. You can learn from other members that specialize in different fields like portraiture, wildlife, fashion, interior, wedding or food. You can share tips and tricks that you have learned and understand how others do their work.
7. Stock Photos
We have monthly meetings in our club and during those monthly meetings we have our contest with different theme each month. Thru the years, you will be able to compile photos from different topics and from different places and eventually have your own mini “stock photo library”.