Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lessons Learned

In one year, I have learned so much about photography without even enrolling in a photography class. Don't get me wrong - enrolling in classes is one of the best ways to learn, but for a point and shoot camera user like me, often times, my best ways to learn are from experience, first hand information from friends, and reading articles online.

One of the latest articles I came across with was the Photography Positioning of the Subject on Your Photo from website. I have taken quite a lot of pictures, and possibly have heard about some of the things in the article, but still, I consider the article a very helpful one for people who are into photography - whether that person is just starting out or already a professional one. From a newbie's point of view, the article gave insightful details about how to take photographs. I really liked the idea of comparing the vertical and horizontal positioning of the camera when taking photographs. I admit, when I started out, I always take pictures with the camera in a horizontal position, but later on I realized that while horizontal pictures look good once placed in the photo album, sometimes, taking pictures in vertical manner also produces powerful outcome.

The tip that I liked the most in the said article was about "There is no right or wrong way in taking photographs." With so many rules about how to do this and that, sometimes the photographer just have to set aside rules and just take pictures. Photography is a subjective matter - in the end, what matters is your own opinion about your photograph. If you liked the outcome, then it is good.

I find site a good one. They have lots of good articles about quite a lot of topics, and aside from the photography articles, I also liked their new article about Needing a Home, But Don't Think You Can Afford One, because I can relate to it as well. If you want to read good articles about different topics, just go to the website and read. Knowledge is power, they say, and even with the age of technology, we should never forget to enrich our minds.