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15 tips for beginning photographers

15 tips for beginning photographers

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  • 1. An Instant Out of Time: Getting started in photography By Diane Cordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3981094291
  • 2. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” -Dorothea Lange http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3624841159
  • 3. 15 tips for the novice photographer http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4081358573/
  • 4. Buy a camera that is portable and user-friendly http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3187649857
  • 5. Never leave the house without your camera http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4384835699
  • 6. Take pictures every day and everywhere Take pictures daily http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4377473508
  • 7. Take dozens - hundreds! - of photos and weed them later http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4458291006
  • 8. Use online editing and sharing sites www.flickr.com www.picnik.com
  • 9. Tag everything, so you can locate specific images Text
  • 10. Be inspired, but not intimidated, by the work of others
  • 11. Add photography blogs to your RSS feeds http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/ http://blog.flickr.net/en
  • 12. Consider joining a photo group, like the 365 challenge
  • 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. Special effects can be fun, but sometimes simple is best http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3619886723
  • 15. Consider Creative Commons licensing http://search.creativecommons.org/ http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Spectrumofrights_Comic1
  • 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. http://www.flickr.com/ 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/sets/72157605981585959/ Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and generosity. You made my day!
  • 17. Use your hobby in your profession “Students had fun hamming it up during our Lights, Camera, Book Fair.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3410585980
  • 18. Learn to look up, down, behind, closer, deeper http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3236781897
  • 19. “Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay.” -Sam Abell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/1357513648/
  • 20. “ Photography is my passion.” -Alfred Stieglitz http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4568038415
  • 21. Resources and Links: http://dmcordellresources.blogspot.com/ Contact Information: dmcordell@gmail.com