If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ll notice a lot of stories that are not about the current events surrounding the US, but rather about the past. The past, as it turns out, is full of incredible people who have shaped the world we live in and how we live our daily lives.
One of the best ways to learn about history is by seeing it in action. Youll find examples of people like Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gandhi in action, as well as famous photos and paintings documenting their times.
That said, I think that photography is still just a hobby. The last time that I actually took a class, it was to learn how to make a black and white photograph, and no, I didn’t graduate. But I did get a few good pictures of famous past events, like a photo of the Apollo 11 launch from the space shuttle, and a photo of Martin Luther King Jr.
I didn’t graduate, either. But I did take a photography class at a community college, and this is the course book I took. It was a book called “Practical Documentary Photography” by Michael Bierut, the guy who taught my art classes. I think its about an hour long, and it focuses more on the practical aspects of shooting a photo, not the theory.
Most photographers just take a few shots, and then sit back and wait for their next assignment. A few of my past assignments have involved taking some kind of photo, and then thinking “Wow that was cool!” or “I wonder what the hell I was thinking of.” This is a different sort of process, where you’re working out what you were going to do with your camera and your time, and then you get to sit back and do it.
For some, it can be frustrating, but for me it’s really fun. You’re not sitting in front of your camera and trying to figure out what you’re going to do with it, you’re actually letting the whole thing happen. It’s almost like playing a video game. At times you have to let out a little scream in the moment, and you don’t even know why you’re doing it.
You dont know how many years youve been using your camera, or how many places youve been to, until youre in the moment and it feels like your life is on the line. I think that thats what makes it so compelling and so fun. I dont know if its worth it, but its worth it to me, because it forces me to slow down, think about things, and go with the flow. My camera and my time are my most valuable assets.
I started out as a photographer. I did all sorts of things, but mostly I just made pictures. I wanted to do something that was different, but I didnt know how. So I started to learn photography, and then I realized that what I was doing was really just creating pictures. I could change my focus and get more impact, but I didnt know how. So I stopped. But I think one day, I’ll go back to it.
I was a photographer for awhile, and then I learned how to use Photoshop and other software. But I also realized that photography was not just pictures. Photography is a creative process, and I realized that creativity and creativity is not something that you can just do on a computer. It has to be done in nature, and what I did was I started to practice photography, and I started to learn how to make pictures. I started to appreciate the pictures I made.
This is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of photography. It really is something that you have to learn, and it can be intimidating at first. But you don’t have to learn it all at once. It’s a great way to start. So while the process may be intimidating, the payoff can be pretty exciting.