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Take better pictures

In Photography on February 5, 2010 at 9:16 am

Sometimes the best way to learn is just to observe those who are very good. If you want to write, read Michael Chabon. If you want to play a cello, listen to Yo Yo Ma. It follows, then, that if you want to be a better photographer, you should keep an eye open for good photographs and opportunities to hear the best talk about their art.

With that in mind take a gander at the limitless resources here. It’s the jounaliststoolbox, again. You may remember that I’ve mentioned this site from time to time.

There are a zillion examples of fine photography here and just about as many tips to make your photography better. You could do worse than starting right here. These are easy to follow tips from former U.N. photo chief John Isaac…

I’m a word guy and I confess that the secrets of good photography sometimes seem a mystery. It doesn’t matter how many times Lars Howlett (our photographer at the Half Moon Bay Review) or Robert DeBerry (up at the Mat-Su Frontiersman) tell me about lighting and composition and so forth, I feel like their photos will always be better than mine. But there is something about seeing good work that I find inspiring.

So perhaps there is something in the journaliststoolbox that will help. Scroll through it. Open some links. And let us know if you find something particularly wonderful.

Clay

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