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A Practice in Gaining Confidence

In photography on April 20, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Despite my love for moving pictures, I’ve disliked photography since I discovered my lack of composition skills in my first photography class.  That’s not to say I don’t recognize and appreciate a beautiful shot in a movie when I see one.  Some favorites are:

In defending my lack of composition skills, I’ve been known to espouse the cop-out, “I want to direct, not be a cinematographer.”  But something tells me that being able to create beautiful images will help me gain the confidence I need to direct.  Bear with me as I practice.  Suggestions are welcomed!

For others wanting to brush up on their photography skills but without the budget for a class, HP Learning Center has a useful and free “Beyond Basics:  Fundamental Photography Techniques” online tutorial with practice exercises.

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