(The original post is here: Photography truths/rules I’ve learned over the years.)
Photography truths/rules I’ve learned over the years.
- The 35mm format is the ideal format for recording Life’s Little Moments.
- Rangefinders are the ideal camera platform for recording Life’s Little Moments.
- Photography is the art of exclusion (painting is the art of inclusion).
- Newer generation lenses perform better optically than old classics.
- Buy the gear you really want. Do that once.
- The bond between you and your camera is more important than what the spec sheet suggests.
- When it comes to cameras and lenses, less is more.
- Internet photography fora, beyond the first year of participation, are generally a waste of time.
- You only get better with practice.
- CCD rules; Film rules CCD… both are dying.
- Use prime lenses. They lead to better photographs.
- Robert Capa was correct: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.“
- To increase your chances of success, shoot in Manual mode.
- Focus with manual lenses. This too will increase your chances of success.
- The Rule of Thirds is a pretty good rule.
- One good idea is better than 100 frames per second.
- Have a healthy respect for those making a living via photography. It’s difficult to do.
- Record video of your loved ones as well… you’ll regret it if you don’t.
- Photography is the most democratic form of art… all of us are capable of creating a masterpiece.
- Never bet against Leica.