Advice Taken

It’s 1:00am. I’m writing a distressing number of these posts after midnight.

A few days ago, my Google+ stream gave me this video of photographer Scott Kelby.

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In the video, he exhorts a room full of photographers to understand the basics of photograph composition. He spends no time on lenses or cameras; he explains concepts like the Rule of Thirds and filling the frame, then walks through his experiences of “working a scene,” looking for a good shot. My eyes opened as if newborn to photography.

I knew that if I just said “Awesome!” and went on with my life, I’d forget what I learned. So I’ve re-watched the video every day, and I’ve taken photowalks every day. Today, I took my tripod along. Scott’s advice improved my photography at least twofold:

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