An instant out of time


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An instant out of time

  1. 1. An Instant Out of Time: Getting started in photography By Diane Cordell
  2. 2. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” -Dorothea Lange
  3. 3. 15 tips for the novice photographer
  4. 4. Buy a camera that is portable and user-friendly
  5. 5. Never leave the house without your camera
  6. 6. Take pictures every day and everywhere Take pictures daily
  7. 7. Take dozens - hundreds! - of photos and weed them later
  8. 8. Use online editing and sharing sites
  9. 9. Tag everything, so you can locate specific images Text
  10. 10. Be inspired, but not intimidated, by the work of others
  11. 11. Add photography blogs to your RSS feeds
  12. 12. Consider joining a photo group, like the 365 challenge
  13. 13. Spread the word: once they know you’re a photographer, friends and family members will point you to subject matter Spread the word: once they know you’re a photographer, friends and family members will point you to subject matter
  14. 14. Special effects can be fun, but sometimes simple is best
  15. 15. Consider Creative Commons licensing
  16. 16. Enjoy the connections that your photographs will create Karen, Hi Diane, Today my daughter You are AMAZING!!! Thank and I returned to you so much. The photos are Truthville. I took 7 perfect and are worth more than additional photos, gold to me! Pictures support my which I added to my family connections between original set on Flickr Amos, Hannah and Amos Jr. conclusively. Yes, you guessed photos/dmcordell/sets/ right. Amos Utter Sr. was born 72157605981585959/ 10 Dec 1753 and died 9 Feb 1828. His son, Amos Jr. was I found and born 1782 and died 11 Feb 1854. photographed the I am a direct descendant of graves of 2 Amos Amos Sr. As I mentioned before, Utters, and believe one I am trying to tie up loose ends to be Hannah's so I may present our family husband, the other, her genealogy history to my dad for son. Christmas. I've been working on this project for over 6 years. Truthville Set Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and generosity. You made my day!
  17. 17. Use your hobby in your profession “Students had fun hamming it up during our Lights, Camera, Book Fair.”
  18. 18. Learn to look up, down, behind, closer, deeper
  19. 19. “Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay.” -Sam Abell
  20. 20. “ Photography is my passion.” -Alfred Stieglitz
  21. 21. Resources and Links: Contact Information:
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