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51 Things Photography Has Taught Me

On Lightstalking  Jason D. Little has a list of 51 (I know why 51) things he has learned about photography, here are the first 10

  1. Don’t think about taking the photo, just take it.
  2. Learn the rules. Understand the rules. Break the rules.
  3. Spend more time taking photos than money acquiring new gear with which to take those photos.
  4. You will never know it all; be open to the wisdom and experiences of others.
  5. Print your photos — your favorites, at least. And print them big.
  6. Get it right in camera rather than trying to compensate for poor technique in post. But…
  7. Don’t be ashamed to use post-processing. All photos are “processed” in one way or another.
  8. Challenge yourself. Step out of your comfort zone.
  9. Be your own worst critic.
  10. Technical perfection is often overrated.
  11. see the other 41 here

On another note here are some pictures by Jay Maisel

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Man Painting Ship

rather good don’t you think